Now that the Caja Fire is 100% contained, firefighters are monitoring the perimeter to make sure the lines are holding and the edges are cold.
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish News
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled two public meetings on proposed revisions to the Public Land User Stamp Rule 19.34.6 NMAC (Habitat Stamp Program Rule). A short presentation providing background information about the Habitat Stamp Program and details of the proposed revisions will be given.
ongressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, joined New Mexico veterans and leaders from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services for an update on the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act that took effect earlier this year.
Thunderstorms, rain, and gusty outflow winds are expected to move into the area, which may delay backburning operations intended to secure the western perimeter of the Medio Fire.
Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, joined New Mexico climate leaders on a virtual forum to highlight House Democrats’ Climate Crisis Action Plan to address the climate crisis, build a clean energy economy, and create new opportunities for New Mexicans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On August 27, 2020 at about 6:00 a.m. the New Mexico State Police responded to a single vehicle fatal rollover crash on Interstate 25 around milepost 184 in Socorro County about ten miles south of Belen.
After a thorough investigation at the point of origin, fire investigators have determined that the Medio Fire was caused by a lightning strike. After multiple days of challenging work in steep terrain, fire crews have connected crucial handlines around the Medio Fire. 
New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 107 additional COVID-19 cases. New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.
The strategy for the Caja Fire is full suppression. Firefighters have taken advantage of natural and manmade barriers, including the two-track road, to secure the Caja Fire’s perimeter.  Crews continue cold trailing the edges of the fire, feeling for heat and digging out or trenching around hot spots.

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