Mims Lake Fire – Sierra County – 06/18/20 – 8:00 p.m.

A new wildfire burning on private and BLM land in Sierra County has prompted evacuations in the Truth or Consequences area. The fire is located on the south side of Mims Lake and has burned an estimated 40 acres. Multiple structures are threatened to the southwest of the fire and the T or C Police Department is conducting evacuations for homes and businesses in the area. Approximately 50 personnel are fighting the fire. Resources include the Forestry Division, Elephant Butte Volunteer Fire Department (VFD), T or C VFD, Sierra County VFD, and the Spaceport America Fire Department. The cause is under investigation.

iIncident Name: Mims Lake Fire

Start Date & Time: June 18, 2020 – 1600

Start Location: South side of Mims Lake, north side of Truth or Consequences/south side of the City of Elephant Butte

Cause of Fire:  Under investigation

Area Vegetation: Salt cedar, Russian olive, brush, grass

Estimated Acres Burned: 40

Ownership(s):  Private and BLM

Structures Threatened: Yes

Structures Burned:  No

Evacuations: Yes

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

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