Wildfire near Shiprock forces some residents to evacuate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Fire crews are working to contain a grass fire burning near Mesa Farm Road in Shiprock.

The fire is estimated to be around 500 acres and is 50% contained.

Mandatory evacuations have been issued for nearby residents.

Fire officials said air support is on its way.

ALERT *update 9:45am* Crews are still on scene. This incident has been turned over to BIA resources for further…

Posted by San Juan County Fire & Rescue on Sunday, May 2, 2021