Evac orders lifted for fires burning in southeast NM | KOB 4

Evac orders lifted for fires burning in southeast NM

KOB.com Web Staff
April 14, 2018 09:33 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Residents living in the area of Bluewater Village near Grants still need to be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice as the Bluewater and Diener Canyon fires – initially sparked earlier this week – are still burning. 


Fire managers said an abandoned campfire led to the sparking of the Bluewater Fire, while State Forestry officials said Thursday the Diener Canyon fire was a prescribed burn that escaped containment.

However, the tone has now changed, as fire managers said over the weekend the cause of the Diener Canyon Fire is still under investigation.

Meanwhile, evacuation orders have been lifted for two other fires burning in southeast New Mexico. The 206 Fire is burning in both New Mexico and Texas, and it has destroyed one home and an outbuilding in Texas.

The 246 Fire is burning near Capitan. Incident managers now say that blaze has destroyed five structures and several outbuildings within New Mexico borders.

A community meeting on the fire is set for Sunday evening at 5 p.m. at the Capital Volunteer Fire Department.



KOB.com Web Staff

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