Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Cemetery
FIRE
314.0
acres
32.6 mi
S of Albuquerque, NM
80%
contained
Fire Status:
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
30 mins, 15 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-NMN6S-000253
Fire Start:
Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:32 PM MDT
Primary Fire Agency

New Mexico State Forestry Division — Bernalillo District

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Cemetery Fire

The Cemetery Fire is located between Belen and Veguita off of NM Highway 346 in Valencia County. The fire is burning on both sides of the Rio Grande in bosque type fuels. No structures are threatened. Firefighters continue making good progress toward securing full containment. Numerous personnel are working to suppress the Cemetery Fire, including crews with the Forestry Division, Valencia County, Sandoval County, and City of Rio Rancho. The fire started June 12, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. The cause is under investigation.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Human-caused
Date of Origin:
Saturday, June 12, 2021 11:30 AM MDT
Location:
Valencia County
Incident Commander:
Forestry Division and Valencia County
Coordinates:
34.545, -106.765

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
27
Size (Acres):
313
Containment:
80%
Fuels Involved:
bosque, grass

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Mop-up hot spots, clear hazard trees, secure containment lines.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Heat, low humidity, and severe drought conditions.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Wendy Mason
Email: wendy.mason@state.nm.us
Phone: 505-690-8210
Fire Unit Information
Bernalillo District
5105 Santa Fe Hills Blvd. NE Rio Rancho New Mexico 87144
Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Dispatch Contact

Albuquerque Interagency Dispatch Center | Albuquerque, NM
505-346-2660
https://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/dc/nmabc/index.htm