Timberon Fire 60% contained, road closures lifted

Timberon Fire

OTERO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Fire officials for the Timberon Fire are meeting Sunday as mop-up operations are continuing.

Officials sent an update Sunday saying that the fire was in the mop-up stage and that the fire was at 268 acres with 60 percent containment.

Firefighters will have a meeting at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the Timberon Volunteer Fire Department to discuss the transition to the Pecos Type 3 team. Residents are encouraged to attend to hear what they can expect.

Closures are also being lifted beginning at 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Officials are asking motorists to drive in and out of the area at slow speeds as firefighting efforts are ongoing.

Officials say total of 44 homes have been destroyed with a total of 70 structures damaged or destroyed by the fire that started Wednesday afternoon in Timberon.

Friday, Gov. Martinez declared a state of emergency in response to the fire which will enable the county to order and pay for additional resources needed to help with this emergency.

No injuries have been reported and the cause is under investigation.

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