Cemetery Fire burns about 313.5 acres south of Belen; 100% contained

Wildfires

Final Update: June 18

BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – A fire started burning around 12:10 p.m. on Saturday, June 12 about 9 miles south of Belen in the area of Hwy 346 and 304, north of Veguita. It is currently about 313.5 acres and is 80% contained.

  • Start Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
  • Location: 9 miles south of Belen in the area of Highway 346 and 304, north of Veguita
  • Containment: 100%
  • Size: 313.5
  • Structures Threatened: n/a
  • Structures Burned: N
  • Evacuations: N
  • Cause: Under investigation
  • Total Personnel: 80
  • Area Vegetation: bosque
  • Ownership(s): Public

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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On Saturday, June 12, the fire started on the east side of the river and jumped to the west side and was spreading north. It was burning both inside and outside of the bosque.

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