Arena Canyon Fire – San Juan County – 05/25/18 – 8:00 p.m.

This new wildfire, burning on private and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land, is approximately 5 miles from the New Mexico/Colorado border in San Juan County.  The fire is located west of Navajo Lake near Highway 511.  A total of 15 homes threatened by the fire have been evacuated.  The fire is currently estimated at 180 acres and growing.  Multiple resources from State Forestry, San Juan County and federal cooperating agencies are fighting this fire on the ground and from the air.

Estimated Acres: 180+
Start Date: May 25, 2018
Cause: Lightning
Location:  5 miles south of the New Mexico/Colorado border, near Highway 511, MM 25
Latitude:  36.920450
Longitude: -107.688117
Containment: 0%
Fuels: Pinion – Juniper
Ownership: Private & BLM

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
New Mexico State Forestry

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