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Update: Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/21 5:00 p.m.

The Quebradas Fire burning east of Escondida Lake in Socorro County is now estimated at 12 acres after GPS mapping. Structures remain threatened due to high winds gusting to more than 20 mph. Firefighters are working to extinguish pockets of burning debris along control lines, mop up hot spots and strengthen containment lines. Resources include approximately 70 personnel […]

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Update: Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/21 10:48 a.m.

The Quebradas Fire burning southeast of Escondida Lake, NM in Socorro County remains estimated at 15 acres. Residents are back in their homes, but structures remain threatened due to the pending high winds forecasted today. Resources will continue to mop up hot spots and strengthen containment lines throughout the wind event. Approximately 60 personnel from State Forestry, […]

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Update: Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/20 9:35 p.m.

The Quebradas Fire, burning on private land east of Escondida Lake in Socorro County, is estimated at 15 acres and 0% contained. The fire started around 5:00 p.m. tonight (05/20) and has burned two outbuildings. Additional structures remain threatened and voluntary evacuations are in place.  Resources will continue to build and strengthen containment lines overnight. Current […]

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Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/20 8:23 p.m.

The Quebradas Fire is burning on private land east of Escondida Lake in Socorro County. The fire started around 5:00 p.m. tonight (05/20) and has possibly burned two structures. Additional structures are threatened and voluntary evacuations are in place. The fire is estimated at 15-25 acres and is 0% contained. Winds are sustained at 30 […]

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FINAL: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 05/19 5:20 p.m.

The Patterson Fire near Roswell, NM in Chaves County is now 60% contained and estimated at 987 acres. The threat to homes and Bottomless Lakes State Park has passed. Firefighters will continue to mop up and strengthen containment lines and smoke may continue to be seen as heavy interior fuels burn off. This will be the last notification […]

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UPDATE: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 05/19 10:40 a.m.

The Patterson Fire near Roswell, NM in Chaves County remains 30% contained and estimated at 780 acres. The threat to homes in the area has passed and there are no evacuations. Bottomless Lakes State Park is open to the public for day use only at this time. Firefighters will continue to strengthen containment lines and mop up […]

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UPDATE: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 05/18 4:50 p.m.

The Patterson Fire near Roswell, NM in Chaves County is currently 30% contained and estimated at 780 acres. Evacuations have been lifted and Bottomless Lakes State Park reopened to the public for day use this morning (05/18) at 11:00 a.m. Structures along the east side of the Pecos River remain threatened. Firefighters are mopping up hot spots […]

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UPDATE: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 05/18 9:30 a.m.

The Patterson Fire burning on private land in Chaves County is currently estimated at 780 acres. The fire is located east of Roswell, NM and west of Bottomless Lakes State Park. One home and Bottomless Lakes State Park remain under evacuation and structures along the east side of the Pecos River are still threatened. The Patterson Fire is burning […]

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UPDATE: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 05/17 5:00 p.m.

The Patterson Fire burning on private land in Chaves County is currently estimated at 450 acres and 0% contained.. The fire is located southeast of Roswell, NM and west of Bottomless Lakes State Park on both sides of the Pecos River. At least one home and Bottomless Lakes State Park have been evacuated due to the wildfire threat and […]

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UPDATE: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 1:55 p.m. – Bottomless Lakes State Park Evacuated

UPDATE: Bottomless Lakes State Park is being evacuated due to the potential fire threat and smoke impacts from the Patterson Fire (per NM State Parks Division). Please avoid the area. 1:10 p.m. – The Patterson Fire is burning on private land east of Roswell, NM and west of Bottomless Lakes State Park. The fire is […]

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Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 1:10 p.m.

The Patterson Fire is burning on private land east of Roswell, NM and west of Bottomless Lakes State Park. The fire is currently threatening structures and burning on both sides of the Pecos river in Chaves County. One home has been evacuated at this time. The fire is estimated at 150 acres and 0% contained. […]

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2019 – Prevention Today for Protection Tomorrow!

Seven ways to reduce your wildfire risk in just one day! Plan a project this weekend. https://goo.gl/7Xpjr7 #WildfireSafety #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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UPDATE: 267 Fire – Roosevelt County – 04/11/19 – 4:52 p.m.

The “267 Fire” located near Portales, NM in Roosevelt County is estimated at 1,800 acres and 80% contained. The Acting Roosevelt County Emergency Manager reports all evacuations have been lifted. Four (4) homes and several outbuildings were lost in the fire. Two people were injured, including a Portales firefighter who was treated and released and an elderly woman […]

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UPDATE: 267 Fire – Roosevelt County – 04/10/19 – 8:05 p.m.

The “267 Fire” burning near Portales, NM in Roosevelt County has been contained. The fire is currently estimated at 1,000 acres. At least four structures have been lost and one person was taken to an area hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. Evacuations remain in place in the area of the fire while crews work to put […]

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267 Fire – Roosevelt County – 04/10/19 – 4:25 p.m.

The “267 Fire” in Roosevelt County has forced evacuations in the area of Floyd, NM. At least 2 homes have been lost and road closures are in place due to poor visibility from smoke and dust. Resources with State Forestry and local firefighters are making good progress. Wind gusts are reported at 50 miles per hour. The fire began […]

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2019 – Prevention Today for Protection Tomorrow!

Learn before you burn waste and debris. Check weather & local regulations. Only burn natural materials & vegetation. Look up, down, and around for a clear area. Don’t walk away until it’s out cold! https://goo.gl/EuhVtx #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2019 – Prevention Today for Protection Tomorrow!

Know before you go! Make it a point to know the rules and regulations related to shooting in areas experiencing hot, dry conditions. https://goo.gl/zmqQM3 #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2019 – Prevention Today for Protection Tomorrow!

Go prepared! Check your chains before you hit the road. Dragging tow chains or other metal parts from vehicles can throw sparks. https://youtu.be/Nmk7YzZmaPU #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #SmokeyBear

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Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week – April 7-13, 2019

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, April 7-13, 2019. This year’s theme is “Prevention today for protection tomorrow.” The focus of the week is to promote actions that prevent human-caused wildfire and reduce the risk of wildfire […]

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