June 1, 2011
New Mexico authorities have reported a forest fire is burning along Highway 518 about 10 miles south of the SMU-in-Taos campus at Fort Burgwin.
The campus is currently safe and open. However, students due to arrive at the campus on Friday for the June session are asked to check the SMU-in-Taos website at http://smu.edu/taos/ for the latest updates before starting travel to Taos. Updates also will be posted on the SMU Homepage and the SMU Parents site at http://www.smu.edu/parents/
Authorities are reporting that Highway 518 is closed between Mora, N.M., and the Highway 75/518 junction east of Penasco. Highway 518 between Taos and the campus is open, so students will need to travel to the campus through Taos.
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