UPDATE/FINAL: Homestead Fire – Lincoln County, NM – 01/22/19 – 2:00 p.m.

Homestead Fire

Ownership(s): Private and US Forest Service, Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest

Start Date/Time Detected: 01/21/19, 2:35pm

Location: Homestead Acres, NE of Ruidoso, NM

Firefighting Resources: Local, County and Forest Service resources are responding to the fire.

Size Estimate: 43 Acres

% Contained: 100%

Cause: Unknown

Status: The Homestead Fire was reported around 2:35 p.m. Monday just Northeast of Ruidoso, NM in the Homestead Acres subdivision, Lincoln County.  The fire originated on private property and is currently burning on US Forest Service land in the Lincoln National Forest. No structures are threatened. Crews have the Homestead Fire 100% contained and they are now in the mop-up stages. Smoke may be seen as heavy interior fuels continue to burn. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
NM State Forestry Division

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