Chaves County Update: Patterson Fire

NMSF News:
Incident Name: Patterson Fire
Start Date & Time: May 16, 2019 – 1854
Start Location: Chaves County east of Roswell
Cause of Fire:  Lightning
Area Vegetation: Grass and brush
Acres Burned: 780 acres
Ownership(s):  Private
Structures Threatened:  Yes
Structures Burned:  No
Evacuations: One Home and Bottomless Lakes State Park
The Patterson Fire burning on private land in Chaves County is estimated at 780 acres. The fire is east of Roswell and west of Bottomless Lakes State Park. One home and Bottomless Lakes State Park remain under evacuation and structures along the east side of the Pecos River are still threatened. The Patterson Fire is burning on both sides of the Pecos River. Approximately 70 personnel from multiple agencies are fighting the fire, which is believed to have been caused by lightning Thursday evening.