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Wildfire State of Emergency Declared in New Mexico – Evacuations Prompted

16 Jun 2016, 1:38 pm


State of Emergency Declared as New Mexico Wildfire Prompts Evacuations. Crews monitored the Dog Head Fire throughout the night. The Dog Head Fire has grown to over 12,303 Acres with no reported containment.


At least 432 people are currently battling the blaze. Other resources include 4 helicopters, 2 lead planes, 1 air attack, 6 single engine air tankers, and 6 air tankers.

Two additional helicopters and one air attack are on order and should arrive this morning as well. The local Type 3 team that has been on scene will continue to manage fire operations throughout today.

An incoming Type 2 team, under the command of Rich Nieto, will attend an 8:00 AM briefing to obtain an overview of the fire; they will shadow the Type 3 Team throughout the day, and assume responsibility of the Dog Head Fire this evening.

Voluntary evacuations have been recommended for Monzano Morning, Aceves Road, and La Parra Road.

Images: Dog Head Fire Information

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