Mandatory Evacuation Ordered and Separate Fire in Chaparral NM


Evacuation orders have been issued due to the Oakmont wildfire have been issued in Timberon, New Mexico, on Friday, May 3, 2024.

The Tularosa Basin Regional Dispatch Authority has a mandatory evacuation alert in place for the area of Sacramento Drive and Paradise Valley Drive in Timberon due to a “very large wildfire.” The Otero County Sheriff’s Office said the village is being evacuated.

The latest update at 8 pm from the Tularosa Basin Regional Dispatch Authority says residents of Sacramento Drive and Paradise Valley Drive are under mandatory evacuation. All roads in and out of Timberon are restricted until further notic
The New Mexico State Forestry said the fire is 100 acres in size and that crews are making progress on containment.

Cloudcroft Municipal Schools said the Timberon bus will not run on Friday. The pickup/reunification site for these students will be in the Middle School Commons by immediate family or those listed as an emergency contact. Identification will be necessary to release these students.

The Timberon Evacuation Site will be in the High School Commons beginning at 4 p.m.

Unreleated but tragic Today around 1400 hrs Fire personnel were dispatched to a structure fire on the 400 block of Escondido in Chaparral.  Upon arrival fire personnel found a fully engulfed mobile home, fortunately nobody was injured.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Thank you Otero County Office of Emergency Services Tularosa Basin Regional Dispatch Authority Boles Acres Fire and Rescue and Dona Aña County Fire Rescue for the help.

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