Rio Fire Ignited Saturday In Abiquiu Is 50 Percent Contained

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION News:

The Rio Fire in the community of Abiquiu in Rio Arriba County sparked by ditch burning is now 50 percent contained. The fire was reported around 2 p.m. Saturday, and burned on both sides of the Rio Chama Bosque. 

Today resources from the Forestry Division and Rio Arriba County will continue to secure the perimeter of the fire and mop up hot spots.

No structures are threatened at this time and there are no evacuations.

Smoke may continue to be seen in the area. Individuals sensitive to wildfire smoke should take precautions and use the New Mexico Department of Health 5-3-1 Visibility Method to determine if it’s safe to be outside. Learn more at https://nmtracking.org/environment/air/FireAndSmoke.html.

  • Incident Name: Rio Fire
  • Start Date and Time: April 10, 2021 at 2 p.m.
  • Start Location: US Highway 84, Abiquiu in Rio Arriba County
  • Cause of Fire:  Ditch burning
  • Area Vegetation: Bosque, grass
  • Estimated Acres Burned: 40
  • Ownership: Private
  • Structures Threatened: No
  • Structures Burned: 0
  • Evacuations: No
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