Farm Camp Fire – Harding County – 06/08/20 10:00 a.m.

The Farm Camp Fire is now estimated at 12,000 acres and 30% contained. The fire is located 5 miles west of Mosquero, NM off of Highway 39 and Farm Camp Road in Harding County. Evacuations remain in place for homes northwest of Mosquero. Today (06/08) firefighters will be concentrating on the south side of Highway 39 and securing containment lines. Critical fire weather is expected with low humidity and gusting wind. Approximately 75 personnel are fighting this fire, including resources (bulldozers and water tenders) from the NMDOT. Lightning started the fire on Saturday (06/06). Fuels include grass and pinon-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: 12,000

Ownership(s):  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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