Crews Contain Two Fires on New Mexico’s Rio Chama Bosque

Evacuation orders lifted



ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) — Crews were working Sunday to fully contain two small wildfires on the Rio Chama bosque near Abiquiu that forced some evacuations of residents.

Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s officials said evacuations were lifted Saturday night and the cause of the wildfires were under investigation.

The fires broke out Saturday afternoon.

Authorities said one wildfire was burning in Abiquiu and at least one residence was charred.

The second fire was burning two miles away to the north near U.S. Highway 85.

On Sunday, authorities reported resources from the county and the state’s forestry division were working to secure the fire’s perimeter and mop up hot spots.

Multiple structures were no longer threatened, according to fire officials.


This story has been updated to correct that the fires were near Abiquiu, not Albuquerque.

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