San Luis Fire – Hidalgo County – 05/18/18

A wildfire burning along the New Mexico/Mexico border is currently estimated at 10,000 acres in New Mexico.  The San Luis Fire is located on private land 10 miles west of Antelope Wells in Hidalgo County.  The wildfire started in Sonora, Mexico Wednesday (05/16) evening then crossed over into New Mexico onto the ‘Diamond A Ranch’ Thursday (05/17) afternoon.  The fire is threatening a ranch house and a radio repeater site.  Fuels include grass, pinon, juniper and oak.  Crews in New Mexico will continue to create containment lines around the fire on the ground and from the air.  The cause is under investigation.

 

Wendy Mason
New Mexico State Forestry Division
(505) 476-3209 (o)
(505) 610-8210 (c)

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