ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Residents near the Thompson Ridge, Tres Lagunes, Jaroso and Aragon fires were asked to take steps to protect themselves and their property from flooding and mud flows, according to a news release sent Monday from officials with the Santa Fe National Forest.
According to the release, residents living near recently burned areas should monitor local weather reports and alerts and used weather apps to keep up with updates. They should also prepare for rainstorms and emergency evacuation should authorities determine flooding and mud flows are expected.
All canyons within the central New Mexico area and those with burned areas can produce flash flooding, the release noted.
Currently, the Thompson Ridge Fire in the Jemez Mountains is 95 percent contained and has burned more than 23,000 acres. The Tres Lagunas Fire in Pecos is 95 percent contained and has burned more than 10,000 acres. The Jaroso Fire is still growing in the Pecos and is zero percent contained.
The Aragon Fire , which started Saturday in the Jemez Mountains, is also still burning. A crew of firefighters with two engines and a helicopter are battling the flames which have burned 17 acres.
The Silver Fire burning in the Gila has grown to more than 125,000 acres and is 45 percent contained. As of Sunday, crews were protected seven homes located about two miles from the fire.
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