Governor Signs Emergency Declaration For Mora County


Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Saturday signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Mora County, making funding and state resources available for communities battling ongoing wildfires. The emergency declaration follows similar declarations yesterday for Colfax, Lincoln, San Miguel, and Valencia Counties.

The executive order provides $750,000 for the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to assist the county with emergency measures, help prevent additional damages, repair public infrastructure, and lessen the overall recovery time. The executive order also authorizes the Adjutant General to activate the New Mexico National Guard for necessary support, in addition to directing all cabinet departments and agencies to assist with the state’s response.

Up-to-date information on current fires across New Mexico can be found at NM Fire Info | New Mexico Fire Information.