Fire In Pojoaque Bosque Triggers School Shelter In Place Alarm

Multiple fire trucks and dozens of emergency responders are on site at the fire in the Pojoaque bosque. Courtesy/Valley Daily Post
Police and firefighters from around the region patrolling back roads looking for spot fires. This shot on CR 103 shows Santa Fe County and Los Alamos Fire Department personnel working together to contain the spreading fire. Courtesy/Valley Daily


Valley Daily Post Staff Report:

At approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday, a fire broke out in the bosque along the Pojoaque River in Pojoaque. High winds and low humidity created ideal conditions for a fast moving fire causing the initial blaze to spread into the underbrush near the river bed.

County Road 101C has been closed to non-emergency traffic and due to the proximity of the fire to the middle school, Pojoaque Valley Schools issued a Shelter In Place order for all students and staff.

Police are reporting that several homes near the fire have been evacuated as a precaution. 

Fire departments from around the region responded to the emergency, from as far away as Los Alamos, Española and elsewhere.

No report on the cause of the fire has yet been reported.