Buzzard Fire 34 percent contained | KOB 4

Buzzard Fire 34 percent contained Web Staff
May 29, 2018 05:55 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Buzzard Fire in the Gila National Forest east of Reserve is now 18,312 acres in size, according to the latest update released Tuesday.


A community meeting on the fire is 6 p.m. tonight at the Ray Estrada Community Center in Reserve.

In the meantime, officials say the fire is 34 percent contained.

The lightning-sparked Kellar Fire in Eddy County has burned 40 acres near Queen. Officials have declared 403 structures threatened, just as a precaution.

Officials say protective containment lines have been established around those structures.

Ignition ops are underway at the lightning-caused Kellar Fire near Queen, NM. 2,900 acres now planned to be burned.

Sitting Bull Falls will be closed at FS Road 276 and Eddy Co. Road junction 409 (Sitting Bull first gate).

Images via @LincolnUSForest #nmwx #nmfire #KellarFire

— Jorge Torres (@JorgeTWeather) May 29, 2018

In San Juan County, crews have the 128-acre Arena Canyon Fire 90 percent contained. Mop-up efforts will continue this week. Lightning also caused that fire.

A one-acre fire was reported late Monday night in Sandoval County between Jemez Pueblo and Jemez Springs. The cause is unknown.

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