New Fires Breaking Out In SE NM!

New Fires In SE NM.


Update at 4:15 PM MDT-

New Fires in SE New Mexico – 4:00 pm – 4/26/2011

State Forestry, the BLM and Lea County fire crews are responding to three grass fires this afternoon.  
The Doom Fire is eight miles north of Jal, burning approximately 200 acres of privately owned grassland. Local resources and a NM State Forestry Engine Strike team are responding. No structures are threatened at this time. The fire started along State Highway 18 and is moving toward the Texas State Line.
The Fulfer Fire is approximately 20 acres and is burning about a mile south of Jal along State Highway 18, mile marker 8. Highway 18 has been closed in this area. the Jal Fire Department and the BLM are responding to this incident.
The Jackson Fire is burning north of Artesia along Highway 285 and Jackson Rd. Two structures have been destroyed and an unknown number are threatened at this time. The Artesia Fire Department and other local resources are responding at this time.
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New Fires in SE New Mexico – 3:00 pm – 4/26/2011

State Forestry, the BLM and Lea County fire crews are responding to three new grass fires this afternoon. NM State Forestry has only preliminary information at this time.
One fire is north of Jal, approximately 2 miles long and headed toward the Texas state line. NM State Forestry’s Engine Strike team is responding to this fire.
The second fire is south of Jal. The Jal Fire Department is responding to this fire.
The third fire is burning along along Highway 128 between Jal and Loving. the BLM and the Loving FD are responding to this incident.


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