New Fire Alert Near Jarales

**Update**Valencia County Fire Department responded to a field fire with structures threatened this afternoon.Crews responded quickly and were assisted by State crews on the Simona Fire.Fire is under control, and contained. Units were able to protect the threatened structures.It appears that this fire was the result of a downed power line.Jarales Rd near Maestas is currently shut down while crews … Read More

Urgent Reminder: County Wide Burn Ban

Urgent Reminder: County Wide Burn Ban

Valencia County is currently under a county wide burn ban that includes ALL municipalities. to the extreme winds, ongoing drought, and severe fire danger. With the Big Hole and Simona fires happening back to back and other major fires throughout New Mexico we have a lack of available resources in the event of another major fire. Please remain diligent and … Read More

Wind Briefing Thursday April, 21 2022

Event Overview While a strong jet stream moving across New Mexico is common this time of year, the weather scenario on Friday will be especially conducive to widespread damaging winds. The Jet stream will strengthen Friday as it dips over the American Southwest and crosses into the state while a powerful low pressure system bears down on the central Rockies. … Read More

Bosque Fire near Jarales in Valencia County.

This will be a pinned post for the Active Bosque fire at the South end of Valencia County near Jarales Road & St. Thomas. All updates and instructions will be here. ** FINAL FIRE UPDATE 4/24**Via Valencia County Fire Department FINAL FIRE UPDATE We are happy to report that both the Big Hole and Simona Fires are now 100% contained.We … Read More

Valencia County Burn Ban Notice

Due to ongoing drought, severe fire danger, and serious lack of resources throughout New Mexico; Valencia County, village of Los Lunas, City of Belen, Peralta, Bosque Farms, and Rio Communities are implementing an open burn ban effective April 18, 2022 and will remain in effect for 30 days or until conditions change to reduce the fire danger, at which time … Read More

Big Hole Fire Updates and Information

FIRE UPDATE APRIL 21st The Big Hole Fire is now 95% contained and we still have resources continuing work in that area. FIRE UPDATE April 18th The fire is now 80% contained and crews will be out working today. There are 77 personnel still assigned to this fire. April 15th Big Hole Fire Update The Big Hole Fire, located on … Read More