Three Rivers Fire still zero percent contained; evacuations remain in place | KOB 4

Three Rivers Fire still zero percent contained; evacuations remain in place

Megan Abundis
Updated: April 26, 2021 10:39 PM
Created: April 26, 2021 01:13 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 4,000-acre wildfire is burning in the Lincoln National Forest, near Three Rivers Campground between Tularosa and Carrizozo. 

Fire officials said the fire, which is 0% contained, has reached the boundary of Ski Apache.

Evacuation notices are in effect for the following areas:

  • Nogal Canyon Area
  • Bonito Canyon Area
  • Tanbark
  • Church
  • Ranchman’s Camp
  • Loma Grande
  • Cora Dutton
  • Magado
  • Ski Apache

Bonito Park Church (Nazarene on the bottom of Angus) is open for those being evacuated. The Lincoln County Fairgrounds is also open for those who need to evacuate with animals.

Crews planned on using a variety of tactics to suppress the fire Monday, however all aircraft had to be grounded because of high winds.

The entire state is under a fire weather warning, with 20+ mph gusts and humidity levels in the single digits. 

Officials say the fire hit the 2012 Little Bear Fire burn scar, which they hope slows the fire's progress.

No injuries have been reported, and no structures have burned, according to fire officials.


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