Update: Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/21 5:00 p.m.

The Quebradas Fire burning east of Escondida Lake in Socorro County is now estimated at 12 acres after GPS mapping. Structures remain threatened due to high winds gusting to more than 20 mph. Firefighters are working to extinguish pockets of burning debris along control lines, mop up hot spots and strengthen containment lines. Resources include approximately 70 personnel from multiple agencies.

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: 12 acres

Ownership(s):  Private

Structures Threatened:  Yes

Structures Burned:  2 outbuildings

Evacuations (Y or N & #): N

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

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