Farm Camp Fire Update – Harding County – 06/08/20 – 8:00 p.m.

Fire activity increased this afternoon (06/08) on the Farm Camp Fire located 5 miles west of Mosquero, NM in Harding County. Wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour are pushing the fire to the southwest where the containment line is currently holding. The fire is currently estimated at 12,000 acres and 30% contained. Evacuations remain in place for residents northwest of Mosquero. One unoccupied structure was lost in the fire yesterday (06/07). Firefighters will continue to mop-up hot spots and strengthen containment lines throughout the night. Firefighting aircraft are unable to fly due to high winds. Lightning started the fire on Saturday (06/06).

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:  Yes, 1 unoccupied

Evacuations (Y or N & #): Y

Wendy Mason

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

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