Organ Fire – Doña Ana County – 06/30/18

The Organ Fire is now estimated at 4,727 acres (194 acres state land) and 25% contained.  The fire is burning on the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in Doña Ana County.  Smoke will continue to be visible from the surrounding area, including Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley.  This fire started June 24, 2018 off of Highway 70 near San Augustine Pass, 10 miles northeast of Las Cruces.

Latitude: 34 deg, 44 min, 5 sec 
Longitude: -106 deg, 54 min,  4 sec
% Contained: 
25% 
Structures Threatened: 2 archaeological sites and WSMR training facility
Ownership(s): Federal (WSMR) and Private
Estimated Acres Burned:  
4,727

Regarding smoke, in the event of a prescribed fire or wildfire: If visibility becomes lower because of smoke, please visit the NM Department of Health’s smoke page:  https://nmtracking.org/fire

Contacts:
Rico Smith
PIO, Bureau of Land Management
esmith@blm.gov

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

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