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Full Containment was declared at 6:00 PM tonight. Acreage burned by the fire is estimated to be 7525 acres. Demobilization of crews and overhead is underway, and work has begun to rehabilitate firelines and other impacts of fire suppression activity. Incident Commander Lovings's team will turn management of the fire back to Carson NM personnel at 6:00 AM on Sunday.

The Hondo Fire is reported to have been fully contained as of 6:00 PM last night. (5/10)

Senator Jeff Bingaman and Congressman Bill Richardson visited the fire today (5/11), and met with local community leaders.

Gov. Gary Johnson flew into the Taos Airport Monday morning (5/6) to view the fire situation in the Questa/Red River area. Although unable to get an aerial view, he was able to view the fire at ground level. He has asked that a Federal Disaster emergency be declared.

La Plaza will be updating this site throughout the crisis.

If you have information to put online, please call La Plaza at (505) 758-1836, or send email to fire@laplaza.org

Hondo Fire Photo Essay
Photographed by Laurent Guerin

Red Cross Disaster Updates

Breaking News From KTAO Radio, Taos

U.S. Forest Service Fire Report Updates
Latest USFS update: 5/10 7am

Report from Lama Community Meeting at the R.R. Fish Hatchery 5/9
by Terry Wolff

Lama Resident Steve Hinton Refused to Evacuate

Message page

Victim Support and Assistance Information

Donation Information

Lama Home Damage List

N.M. Fire Board Press Release
Announcement of hearing to consider the banning or restriction of fireworks

County of Taos Resolution NO. 1996-24
Temporary ban on open and containerized burning for Taos County

Letter To Pres. Clinton from NM Senator Jeff Bingaman
Concerning fires and drought in NM

The Symbolism of the NM Fire
- by Margaret Moulton, a former resident of Taos.


Map of Fire Area

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