Bosque Fire Fully Contained and Out

Quick response kept fire to only 34 acres

June 3, 2022

Today, Albuquerque Fire Rescue declared the Bosque fire 100% contained as of June 1 and out as of June 3. the quick response to the fire involved help from multiple agencies including Bernalillo County, Town of Bernalillo, Sandoval County, Rio Rancho, Cochiti, Corrales, NM State, US Forest Service, Belen, and Washington State fire departments.

Because of the quick, efficient response, crews were able to keep the fire to only 34 acres.

“I can’t thank all the members of AFR and the surrounding fire departments enough for their response and hard work over the last week and a half to protect our Bosque and city,” said AFR Chief Gene Gallegos. “As we are seeing across the state, wildland fires can and will affect a community very quickly, which is why AFR’s training and resources regarding wildland fire response are so important. This was an ‘all hands on deck’ event and all members did just that!”

The Open Spaces in the area that are currently closed will remain closed for recovery efforts. The paved trail to the east of the Rio Grande river will remain open as well as the rest of the Bosque. Visitors are encouraged to continue to keep an eye out for and report any fire threats they may see.

“The Open Space Division will work closely with partners, including Bosque School, to assess the impacts of the fire and put in place post-fire recovery efforts. We ask that the public stay clear of these areas while this work is underway, which will include short- and long-term activities to restore the area to a healthy habitat,” said Open Space Superintendent, Colleen Langan-McRoberts.

The Open Space Division continues to encourage the public to become Trail Watch volunteers, and participate in upcoming Fire Watch trainings that supports emergency response efforts. Visit our website for more information.