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Mitchell Fire

Unit Information

Las Vegas District
HC 33 Box 109 #4 Las Vegas New Mexico 87701
Storrie Lake State Park
Las Vegas, NM 87701

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The Mitchell Fire, located east of Mosquero in Harding County. The fire was first reported at 11:30 a.m. off of NM Highway 39 near mile marker 42. Residents in the areas of Carisso and Bueyeros were evacuated for their safety. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginFriday April 22nd, 2022 approx. 11:30 AM
LocationEast of Mosquero, Harding County
Incident DescriptionThe Mitchell Fire, located east of Mosquero in Harding County, is now 100% contained. Firefighters will monitor the area while Red Flag Conditions are in effect. An estimated 25,000 acres of grass, brush, and pinon-juniper burned in the Mitchell Fire. No structures were lost. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. This will be the last notification unless there are significant changes.
Coordinates35.802 latitude, -103.841 longitude

Current Situation

Size25,000 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Pinon-juniper, grass

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