Mesa Farms Road Fire burning 100 acres in Shiprock

SHIPROCK, N.M. (KRQE) – A brush fire broke out Saturday afternoon in Shiprock, NM on Mesa Farms Road. It is currently burning 100 acres and the cause is unknown at this time. Mandatory evacuations are in place and crews are going door to door to make sure folks are out.

At least one structure has been burned and multiple outbuildings are threatened or burning. This is a developing story and News 13 will provide updates as they become available.

  • Start Date: 5/1/2021, 1:25 p.m.
  • Location: Mesa Farms Road, Shiprock, NM
  • Containment: n/a
  • Size: 100 acres
  • Structures Threatened: Y
  • Structures Burned:  Y
  • Evacuations: Y
  • Cause: Under investigation
  • Total Personnel: Crews from across San Juan County
  • Area Vegetation: brush
  • Ownerships: unknown

Supplies and items suggested for an evacuation bag include:

  • Flashlight with plenty of extra batteries
  • Battery-powered radio with extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Prescription medications in their original bottle, plus copies of the prescriptions
  • Eyeglasses (with a copy of the prescription)
  • Water (at least one gallon per person is recommended; more is better)
  • Map of the area
  • Checkbook, cash, and credit cards
  • Phone charger
  • Foods that do not require refrigeration or cooking
  • Items that infants and elderly household members may require
  • Medical equipment and devices such as dentures, crutches, prostheses, etc.
  • Change of clothes for each household member
  • Sleeping bag or bedroll and pillow for each household member

Plans for pets include:

  • Identifying shelter
  • Gathering pet supplies
  • Ensuring your pet has proper ID and up-to-date veterinarian records
  • Providing a pet carrier and leash

Take the following steps to shelter a pet:

  • Call local animal shelter, or animal control office to get advice and information
  • Keep veterinary records to prove vaccinations are current
  • Find out which local hotels and motels allow pets and where pet boarding facilities are located.Be sure to research some outside the local area in case local facilities close

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