Ute Park fire reaches 25 percent containment, still threatens 219 structures

RED RIVER, N.M. (KFDA) - The Ute Park Fire in northern New Mexico is currently at 36,664 acres and is 25 percent contained

Ute Park and all property access off NM 204 is still closed and under evacuation orders.

All homes in the Cimarron area have been reported safe after being evacuated during the weekend. No homes have burned in the fire14 outbuildings burned on the Philmont Ranch on May 31.

A community meeting will be held today at 6:00 p.m. at Cimarron High School, located at 165 N. Collison, Cimarron, NM 87714.

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The Cimarroncito and Urraca watersheds did sustain some damage from the fire.

Firelines have been built near the watersheds to mitigate further damage.

Cimarron Canyon State Park is closed.

Eagle Nest Lake State Park is open, but Eagle Nest Lake is closed to boating as firefighting helicopters are utilizing the lake as a water source.

The Carson National Forest has implemented an area closure as a precaution to potential fire spread.

For current road information call 511 or visit http://nmroads.com/ 

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Source: nmfireinfo

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