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Midnight Fire

Unit Information

Carson National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
208 Cruz Alta Road
Taos, NM 87571

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Incident Contact

Public Affairs Officer
Email: zachary.behrens@usda.gov
Phone: 575-758-6303
Hours: M-F 9AM - 4PM

Public Information Map June 19, 2022Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Midnight Fire began June 9, approximately eight miles northeast of El Rito (Rio Arriba County), New Mexico, on the El Rito Ranger District of the Carson National Forest. The fire was caused by lightning from a passing storm. As of Monday, June 20, command of the fire has been transitioned back to the Forest and is being managed by a Type 4 organization.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginThursday June 09th, 2022 approx. 07:45 PM
Location8 miles NNE of El Rito (Rio Arriba County)
Incident CommanderCarson National Forest
Coordinates36.45 latitude, -106.224 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel7
Size4,896 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained98%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Outlook

Planned Actions