La Cienega Fire – Santa Fe County – 05/23/20

A new wildfire is threatening homes in the community of La Cienega, NM near I-25 in Santa Fe County. New Mexico State Police is conducting evacuations for an unknown number of residents at this time. The La Cienega Fire was first reported just before 4:30 this afternoon and has burned at least 3 acres of private and state land. Multiple resources are fighting this fire, including the Santa Fe County Fire Department, USDA Forest Service, and State Forestry. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Monitor for continuing updates.

Incident Name: La Cienega Fire

Start Date & Time: May 23, 2020 – 1616

Start Location: La Cienega near I-25, Santa Fe County

Cause of Fire:  Under investigation

Area Vegetation: Bosque pinon-juniper

Estimated Acres Burned: 3

Ownership(s):  State and Private

Structures Threatened:  Yes

Structures Burned:  No

Evacuations (Y or N & #): Y

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
EMNRD Forestry Division


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