Update: Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/21 10:48 a.m.

The Quebradas Fire burning southeast of Escondida Lake, NM in Socorro County remains estimated at 15 acres. Residents are back in their homes, but structures remain threatened due to the pending high winds forecasted today. Resources will continue to mop up hot spots and strengthen containment lines throughout the wind event. Approximately 60 personnel from State Forestry, local volunteer fire departments, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and US Forest Service (USFS) are working this fire. The cause remains under investigation.

Incident Name: Quebradas Fire

Start Date & Time: May 20, 2019 – 1700

Start Location: Southeast of Escondida Lake, Socorro County

Cause of Fire:  Unknown

Area Vegetation: Cottonwood, salt cedar, brush

Estimated Acres Burned: 15 acres

Ownership(s):  Private

Structures Threatened:  Yes

Structures Burned:  2 outbuildings

Evacuations (Y or N & #): N

Link to Google Earth map of location: https://earth.app.goo.gl/AKgsxG

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

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