New Mexico State Forestry Division spokesperson Dan Ware said that while there are no active flames in the Chimayo Fire, an evacuation order remains in place as a precaution for Chimayo and the surrounding communities because flames could flare up overnight.
Should that happen, evacuees are advised to go to the Espanola Stroke and Rehabilitation Center at 735 Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Park Road.
The brush fire began about 6 p.m. today and burned along N.M. 76 near Chimayo. It has consumed 20 acres, Ware said.
One residence and two outhouses burned in the fire, which officials believe is human caused.