UPDATE: OK Bar Fire – Hidalgo County – 05/02/18

The OK Bar Fire, burning south of Gillespie Mountain in Hidalgo County, is currently 53% contained.  The fire, now estimated at 51,117 acres, is located 40 miles south of Animas, NM on the Diamond A Ranch, which includes private, state and BLM land.  No structures are threatened.  The fire has moved west over the crest of the Animas Mountains, but remains within the boundaries of the Animas Mountains Fire Management Area.  Fuels include grass, pinon, juniper and oak.  The fire was sparked by lightning on April 22, 2018.


Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
NM State Forestry Division

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