New Mexico Buckwood Fire (FM-2818)
Incident period: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 to Thursday, May 14, 2009
As of Wednesday, May 13, the firefighters were still dealing with 8-10 flare-ups a day.
Remarkable save on this home. Only the front steps are lost.
Agencies that have helped us here in Timberon:
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Fort Apache Hotshots
Southern Rocky Fire Fighters
State of New Mexico
US Forest Service
Otero County Sheriffs Department
Cloudcroft Police Department
On Sunday, May 17th at 1pm, there was a presentation at the Timberon Fire Station by Susan Jenkins of the US Forest Service. She discussed fire safety measures we can all take to protect our homes. A tour of an example residence, with recommendations for upgrading and fire safety will be included.
A running conversation covering the days of the fire can be seen at the City-Data.com message board here . Our thanks to the residents of Timberon who manned the boards and supplied on-site information for the homeowners who were elsewhere, but concerned about their property.