Newkirk Fire – Union County – 06/07/18

The Newkirk Fire is burning 5 miles north of Folsom, New Mexico in Union County.  It’s currently estimated at 20 acres and 50% contained.  One structure is threatened.  The fire started just before 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning (06/06) on private land.  Fuels include pinon, juniper, brush, and grass.  Approximately 60 personnel from State Forestry, local fire agencies and firefighters from out of state are working to suppress this fire.

Latitude: 36°54’16.28″N
Longitude: 103°53’18.42″W
% Contained:
Structures Threatened: 1
Ownership(s): Private
Acres Burned: 

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
New Mexico State Forestry


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