Update: Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/20 9:35 p.m.

The Quebradas Fire, burning on private land east of Escondida Lake in Socorro County, is estimated at 15 acres and 0% contained. The fire started around 5:00 p.m. tonight (05/20) and has burned two outbuildings. Additional structures remain threatened and voluntary evacuations are in place.  Resources will continue to build and strengthen containment lines overnight. Current resources include approximately 40 personnel from multiple agencies. Crews with the State Forestry Inmate Work Camp Program will arrive in the morning (05/21) to assist with fire suppression efforts. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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 acres

Ownership(s):  Private

Structures Threatened:  Yes

Structures Burned:  2 outbuildings

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

Media Contact: Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
NM State Forestry Division
Wendy.Mason@state.nm.us

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