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Cienegita Fire

Unit Information

Mescalero Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
New Mexico
Mescalero, NM 88340

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Incident Contact

Cienegita Fire Information
Email: Cienegita@firenet.gov
Phone: 9862001941

Highlighted Activity

06/07/2022 Cienegita Fire Update - July 7, 2022
 Cienegita Fire Update  June 7, 2022  Quick Facts Cienegita Fire  Size: 37 acres  Containment: 95%  Road Closures  None  Evacuations in “Go”: None  ...
News - 06/07/2022
Cienegita Fire Map - July 7, 2022Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Cienegita fire started on 6/3/2022, located approximately four miles northwest of the Village of Ruidoso, New Mexico, on the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation. The fire was determined to be caused by several dry lightning strikes that hit the area that afternoon. The fire reached 37 acres the following day while both ground and aerial resources directly attacked the fire in tandem and Pecos Type 3 incident management team was assigned to the fire. Crews and aerial resources made excellent progress the following days bringing the fire’s total containment to 95% by 6/7/22. The afternoon of 6/8/22, command of the fire was handed back to the local agency.
Over the next few days, the Smokey Bear Interagency Hotshot Crew (IHC) and aerial resources will remain on the scene to monitor the fire area and ensure there are no longer hotspots.    

Unless there are significant new developments, this page will no longer be regularly updated.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
LocationFour miles northwest of the Village of Ruidoso, New Mexico
Incident CommanderJ.W. McCoy; Pecos Incident Management Team 3
Coordinates33.319 latitude, -105.804 longitude

Current Situation

Size37 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%