Three Rivers Fire Burns 30 Acres

Three Rivers Fire

Smoke from the Three Rivers Fire is visible from Highway 54. Crews responded immediately and are working to fully suppress the wildfire using a combination of tactics from the air and ground. Photo courtesy of the Lincoln National Forest.

Incident Start Date: April 26, 2021

Size: 30 acres

Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation

Fire Strategy: Full Suppression

Containment: 0%

Fire Strategy: Full Suppression

Resources Assigned: 2 Engines, 1 Type-1 Hotshot Crew, Air Attack. Additional Resources ordered.

Location: ½ mile from Three Rivers Campground on the backside of the White Mountains between Tularosa and Carrizozo.

Fire Update: A new wildfire start was reported on the morning of Monday, April 26, 2021. The Three Rivers Fire is located above Three Rivers Campground on the backside of the White Mountains of the Smokey Bear Ranger District.

Smoke is highly visible from Highway 54. The fire is currently 30 acres and is actively burning. Fire personnel will use a combination of tactics from the air and ground to fully suppress the fire.  

The weather today is expected to be windy, with 20+ mph gusts from the southwest. Temperatures will be in the low 80s, with humidity levels in the single digits.  

Closures and Evacuations: There are no closures or evacuations at this time. However, the public should avoid the area to allow firefighting personnel to quickly and easily access the area. 

Fire information will also be posted on www.nmfireinfo.com, Facebook and Twitter.





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