NM Wildfires | 140 and Rio Fires | 2

UPDATE 2 | APRIL 11, 2021 | 1540 hours PT

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Incident Summary: Two wildfires are burning in the Abiquiu area in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. Both of them were reported on Saturday at 1400 hours. Resources from the NM Department of Forestry and from the Rio Arriba County Fire and Sheriff’s Office.

140 FIRE: Located in the Rio Chama bosque off of US County Road 140. Fire is about 2-4 acres in size. 30% containment status reached. It has burned 1 garage, 1 well house and damaged 2 residential structures. Evacuations have been lifted. Cause is still unknown for this wildfire.

RIO FIRE: The RIO FIRE is located off of US Highway 84. fire has burned about 40 acres. 50% containment has been reached. The cause of this fire is due to ditch burning on private property. No structures were burned or damaged. All evacuation orders have been lifted. Burned both sides of the Rio Chama Bosque.

Resources for both fires were deployed from the Santa Fe Interagency Dispatch Center today at 1718 and 1722 hours.

No reports of injuries to firefighters or civilians have been reported.

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