Farm Camp Fire – Harding County – 06/07/20 6:00 p.m.

The Farm Camp Fire is burning 5 miles west of Mosquero, NM off of Highway 39 and Farm Camp Road in Harding County. The fire is estimated at 2,500 acres and growing due to strong wind gusts of up to 30 mph. State Police is currently assisting with evacuations of multiple structures and road closures northwest of Mosquero. Numerous resources are attacking this fire, which was sparked by lightning on Saturday (06/06) at approximately 6:00 p.m. Fuels include grass, pinon, and juniper.

Incident Name: Farm Camp Fire

Start Date & Time: June 6, 2020 – 1800

Start Location: 5 miles west of Mosquero, NM, Highway 39 and Farm Camp Road, Harding County

Cause of Fire:  Lightning

Area Vegetation: Grass, pinon, juniper

Estimated Acres Burned: 2,500

Ownership(s):  Private

Structures Threatened: Yes

Structures Burned:  No

Evacuations (Y or N & #): Y

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
EMNRD Forestry Division
wendy.mason@state.nm.us

 

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