Final: Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/22 11:45 a.m.

The Quebradas Fire burning near Escondida Lake in Socorro County is is now 100% contained and structures are no longer threatened. Some smoke may still be seen from the surrounding area as firefighters continue to mop up hot spots. Two outbuildings were lost in the 12-acre fire that began Monday (05/20) around 5:00 p.m. The cause is under investigation. This will be the last notification unless there are significant changes.

Incident Name: Quebradas Fire

Start Date & Time: May 20, 2019 – 1700

Start Location: Southeast of Escondida Lake, Socorro County

Cause of Fire:  Under investigation

Area Vegetation: Cottonwood, salt cedar, brush

Estimated Acres Burned: 12 acres

Containment: 100%

Ownership(s):  Private

Structures Threatened:  No

Structures Burned:  2 outbuildings

Evacuations (Y or N & #): N

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

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