Ten Homes, 2 Fire Trucks Burned In New Mexico Wildfire; Timberon Ordered To Evacuate

 Thursday, July 14, 2016

 KOB 4

Ten homes and two fire trucks are reported to have burned in a quick-moving fire near Timberon, a small community southeast of Alamogordo. Otero County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Steve Odom says no injuries have been reported so far. The fire started on the outskirts of town and moved into Timberon. The fire, which is burning near the golf course in the area, has claimed approximately 200 acres as of 9 p.m., according to Sgt. Odom, who said every structure in Timberon is threatened. Other structures have likely burned since the 10 homes were first reported around 6:30 p.m. Evacuations have been ordered for Timberon residents.