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.