Mims Lake Fire Final Update – Sierra County – 06/20/20 -12:45 p.m.

New aerial mapping of the Mims Lake Fire in in Truth or Consequences now shows containment at 80%. The fire, located on private land (municipal), is estimated at 125 acres. Burnout operations on the northwest portion of Mims Lake may produce additional smoke today (06/20). Firefighters will continue to mop-up hot spots and secure containment lines. No structures are threatened. This will be the last notification for this fire unless there are significant changes.

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: 125

Ownership(s):  Private municipal

Structures Threatened: No

Structures Burned:  No

Evacuations: No

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
EMNRD Forestry Division

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