Farm Camp Fire Update – Harding County – 06/09/20 – 11:30 a.m.

The  Farm Camp Fire burning west of Mosquero, NM in Harding County is now 50% contained and remains estimated at 12,000 acres. Evacuations are still in place for residents northwest of Mosquero. Firefighters have been successful in preventing the fire from spreading toward the community of Mosquero due to strong sustained winds and gusts of up to 60 miles per hour yesterday (06/08). Today’s forecast calls for cooler temperatures, intermittent cloud cover and sustained winds of up to 25 mph. Crews will continue to secure and maintain containment lines and mop-up hot spots throughout the day. Follow updates on
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


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