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Midnight Fire

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208 Cruz Alta Road 
208 Cruz Alta Road 

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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. Full containment was declared on July 1, 2022.

Basic Information
Current as of Wed, 07/27/2022 - 12:54
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin
Location 8 miles NNE of El Rito (Rio Arriba County)
Incident Commander Carson National Forest
Coordinates 36° 27' 1'' Latitude
-106° 13'
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Size 4,896 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

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