TAOS – The communities of Rock Wall, Las Mochas, Sipapu, Vadito, Placita, and Rio Pueblo have been placed into READY STATUS. The Communities of Angostura has been placed into SET STATUS. We want to remind all residents of Taos County, as evacuation levels change and your resident becomes deemed an area of evacuation, we encourage you to take immediate action. This is a long-term event, and we do not anticipate having ‘control’ of this fire any time soon.
Community Evacuation Status in Taos County
GO (Mandatory Full Evacuation, Colored Green):
No communities are in GO status.
SET (Prepare for Evacuation, Colored Yellow)
The Communities of Angostura has been placed into SET STATUS
READY (Prepare for Possible Evacuation, Colored Red)
The communities of Rock Wall, Las Mochas, Sipapu, Vadito, Placita, and Rio Pueblo have been placed into READY STATUS.
Evacuations: Scan the QR code here for the latest evacuation map or visit the ArcGIS Map. The San Miguel and Mora County Sheriffs ask that all residents within the fire area remain on high alert for changes to evacuation statuses and road closures. It is imperative to respect closures and follow evacuation orders. Please follow San Miguel County and Mora County Sheriff’s Facebook pages for the latest updates.
The Incident Management Team, along with law enforcement and fire departments are closely monitoring and evaluating the fire status.
Evacuation Shelter Sites Information
Taos Shelter Site for Horses and Livestock: The Taos County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Grounds is being utilized for livestock. Call Livestock Inspector Ruben Baca at 575-770-1490.
· If you are keeping livestock at these locations, please make arrangements to ensure your animals are fed and watered.
Road Closures: N.M. 518 is closed at the Taos/ San Miguel County line, mile post 43.