Organ Fire – Doña Ana County – 06/27/18

The Organ Fire is currently estimated at 2,863 acres and 10% contained.  The fire is burning on the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), Department of Defense land, in Doña Ana County.  The fire started Sunday (06/24) evening off of Highway 70 near San Augustine Pass, northeast of Las Cruces. Values at risk include, archaeological sites and a WSMR training facility.  Firefighters conducted burnout operations around these sites yesterday (06/26) to create a protective barrier.  Smoke will be visible from the surrounding area, including Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley.

 

Latitude: 32*  26’  16.79” N
Longitude: -106*  33’  56.29” W
% Contained: 
10% 
Structures Threatened: Archaeological sites and WSMR training facility
Ownership(s): Federal (WSMR) and Private
Estimated Acres Burned: 
2,863

 

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
New Mexico State Forestry
wendy.mason@state.nm.us

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