Ute Park Fire – Colfax County – 05/31 – 4:40 p.m.

The Ute Park Fire, burning off of Highway 64 in Ute Park, NM, is currently estimated at 150 acres. The fire, located between Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron in Colfax County, was initially reported just after 2 p.m. this afternoon (05/31).  Fuels include grass and piñon.  A large smoke plume can be seen from surrounding communities.  Multiple resources are working this fire from the ground and air.

Estimated Acres: 150
Start Date: May 31, 2018
Cause: Under investigation
Location:  Near Highway 64, Ute Park, NM
Containment: 0%
Fuels: Piñon, grass

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
New Mexico State Forestry

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