Fire burning in bosque on Isleta Pueblo


NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Crews are battling a fire in Valencia County along the Bosque. The fire started around 5:30 p.m. Thursday on the Isleta Pueblo. Multiple agencies are dealing with very dry conditions both on the ground and in the air.

The Bernalillo County Fire Department reports the fire is located off of State Road NM-314 and Mile Marker 11. BCFD also says the fire is about 15 acres in size.

“This is a fire that our crews are going to be out here for some time this is not going to be done by any means tonight. I’m sure it’s going to go well into tomorrow [Friday] and maybe the next day,” said Lt. David Lujan with the Bernalillo County Fire Dept.

Heavy smoke is billowing in the area and carrying over to the other side of the Manzano Mountains. An investigator is on the scene to determine what started the fire.

Crews have not stated if any percent of the fire is contained. BCFD says there are homes in the area that are currently threatened.

As of Friday morning, there are no updates on the fire.

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