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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday June 09th, 2022 approx. 07:45 PM|
|Location||8 miles NNE of El Rito (Rio Arriba County)|
|Incident Commander||Carson National Forest|
|Coordinates||36.45 latitude, -106.224 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||98%|
Timber (Litter and Understory)