Mims Lake Fire Update – Sierra County – 06/19/20

The Mims Lake Fire burning on private land in Truth or Consequences, Sierra County is 30% contained. According to local police, evacuations were lifted around 11:00 p.m. last night and residents were allowed to return home. Residential structures are no longer threatened. The fire is estimated at 60 acres. Firefighters will continue to mop-up hot spots and secure containment lines. The fire started at 4:00 p.m. Thursday (06/18) on the south side of Mims Lake. The cause remains under investigation.

Incident 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: 60

Ownership(s):  Private

Structures Threatened: No

Structures Burned:  No

Evacuations: No, evacuations lifted

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

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