Crews respond to wildfire east of Cloudcroft

CLOUDCROFT, N.M. (KRQE) – Officials with the Lincoln National Forest say crews are responding to the Moser Fire four miles east of Cloudcroft. Officials say Highway 82 is closed from the upper junction of Highway 244 to Dry Canyon Rd.

Fire officials say fire is 0% contained but containments lines built overnight Monday into Tuesday held and fire activity was minimal overnight. Tuesday crews are working to build containment lines and patrolling for hot spots along the edge of the fire.

The Village of Cloudcroft Mayor Craig Turner said the following locations are evacuation centers:



Animal evacuation is available at the Otero County Fairgrounds

  • Start Date: Monday, May 20, 2024

  • Location: East of Cloudcroft along Highway 82 past the Cloudcroft Ski area

  • Size: 145 acres

  • Contained: 0%

  • Structures Burned: N/A

  • Cause of Fires: Unknown

  • Evacuations: Areas from mile marker 21-23 on the north side of Highway 82, Quarres Acres and Cloudcounty West RV, Alpine Rd, Hollywood Blvd, Pine Ridge Loop Rd., Wildwood loop. and roads connected to those roads

  • Vegetation: Mixed Conifer

  • Response: Multiple agencies

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