Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/20 8:23 p.m.

The Quebradas Fire is burning on private land east of Escondida Lake in Socorro County. The fire started around 5:00 p.m. tonight (05/20) and has possibly burned two structures. Additional structures are threatened and voluntary evacuations are in place. The fire is estimated at 15-25 acres and is 0% contained. Winds are sustained at 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Multiple resources are on the scene from State Forestry, federal and local firefighting agencies.

Incident Name: Quebradas Fire

Start Date & Time: May 20, 2019 – 1700

Start Location: East of Escondida Lake, Socorro County

Cause of Fire:  Unknown

Area Vegetation: Cottonwood, salt cedar, brush

Acres Burned: 15-25 acres

Ownership(s):  Private

Structures Threatened:  Yes

Structures Burned:  Possibly 2

Evacuations (Y or N & #): Y-Voluntary

Media Contact: Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
NM State Forestry Division

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