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Cienegita Fire

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New Mexico 
Mescalero, 
88340 
New Mexico 
Mescalero, 
88340 

Incident Contacts

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

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 Cienegita Fire Update  June 7, 2022  Quick Facts Cienegita Fire  Size: 37 acres  Containment: 95%  Road Closures  None Evacuations in “Go”: None  Resources on the Fire: None  Total Personnel: 33  Jurisdiction: BIA, Mescalero Agency Managed by: Pecos Incident Management Team 3  IMT3 Incident Commander: J.W. McCoy  InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8132/  Ruidoso, NM - The Cienegita Fire… Read more
News - 2022-10-26

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 Tue, 06/07/2022 - 16:28
Incident Type Wildfire
Location Four miles northwest of the Village of Ruidoso, New Mexico
Incident Commander J.W. McCoy; Pecos Incident Management Team 3
Coordinates 33° 19' 9'' Latitude
-105° 48'
15
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Size 37 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 95%