Fires have deeply affected New Mexico this year, and there is now a bosque blaze in the North Valley.
There was a lot of chaos and commotion yesterday evening, resulting in an evacuation order.
Thankfully, this was simply a matter of miscommunication and haste: All evacuation orders have been lifted.
That being said, residents of Bernalillo County should still remain cautious in case anything changes.
So far, the fire has burned approximately 30 acres, but the crews are currently working on containing it.
Per Bernalillo County Fire, residents in the area are advised to be vigilant and ready for any status changes while they continue suppression efforts. The department apologized for some of the confusion on evacuation orders throughout the evening. —KOB
Sometimes, when there is such intensity, it's easy to attempt to provide people with the answers they are seeking. Unfortunately, that resulted in some misinformation last night, but the good news is that there is no need to evacuate right now.
A spokesperson said given the chaos of the fire, multiple county departments tried to provide answers instead of channeling information through emergency communication. They will evaluate the response, and look at what can be improved. —KOB
It seems that the fire has been largely contained, although residents of Bernallio County should still remain cautious, ready to evacuate just in case. Right now though, the community appears to be relatively safe.
For updates, you can keep a close eye on KOB 4 Eyewitness News and KOB.com. Thank you to all of the firefighters who are protecting our communities!