Forest / Wild Fire – North-America – USA


EDIS Number: WF-20120326-34651-USA
Date / time: 26/03/2012 11:01:26 [UTC]
Event: Forest / Wild Fire
Area: North-America
Country: USA
State/County: State of New Mexico
Location: Chimayo
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Moderate

Description:

A 20-acre wildfire near Chimayo, N.M. has forced some residents to evacuate. The New Mexico State Forestry Division said the fire Sunday forced residents to flee some mobile homes and some homes along Highway 91 in northern New Mexico. Officials also said about 100 homes were threatened. No other evacuations were reported. Investigators believe the fire was deliberately set but no arrests have been made. No injuries were reported. Winds were around 10 to 20 mph and officials said the fire was advancing to the northwest.

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