LAS VEGAS, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico fire officials on Monday, Sept. 25 released their final update, unless there are significant changes, on Alien Fire that started just west of Las Vegas

Parts of town were briefly evacuated as crews from across the region to get the fire under control, but now evacuations have been lifted. Some resources were released and crews will continue to monitor the area.

No injuries or damage to structures have been reported.

Details on the Alien Fire:

  • Start Date: September 22, 2023
  • Location: Creston Ridge west of Las Vegas
  • Size: 27 acres (previously estimated at 65 acres)
  • Contained: 75%
  • Structures Burned: None
  • Cause of Fire: NA
  • Evacuations: NA
  • Vegetation: Timber and grass
  • Response: Forestry Division, U.S. Forest Service, City of Las Vegas and Santa Fe, San Miguel County, Cochiti Lake, and Angel Fire