Big Hole Fire (Wildfire)


The Big Hole Fire is located in the community of Belen in Valencia County. The fire is burning on both sides of the Rio Grande north of River Road. Evacuations have been ordered by local law enforcement for Blue Sky Road, Las Chapulinas, and Nighthawk Road. Evacuees should report to the Belen Recreation Center at 305 Eagle Ln. The fire was first reported at about 1:30 p.m. on April 11, 2022. The cause is under investigation. Gusting winds, low humidity, and drought conditions are impacting fire activity. Numerous resources are on the scene working to contain the fire. Individuals sensitive to wildfire smoke should take precautions and use the New Mexico Department of Health 5-3-1 Visibility Method to determine if it’s safe to be outside. Learn more

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