FINAL – Wilson Mesa Fire – Colfax County – 07/23/20

The Wilson Mesa Fire located in the Elliott Barker Wildlife Area northeast of Cimarron, NM is now 100% contained.  The 155-acre fire is located in the 2002 Ponil Complex Fire scar. Lightning started the fire on July 20,2020. This will be the final notification for this fire unless there are significant changes.

Incident Name: Wilson Mesa Fire

Start Date & Time: July 20, 2020 – 1630

Start Location: Northwest of Cimarron, NM, Colfax County

Latitude: 36.63286

Longitude: -105.12418

Cause of Fire:  Lightning

Area Vegetation: Grass, ponderosa pine

Estimated Acres Burned: 155

Ownership(s):  State

Structures Threatened: NO

Structures Burned:  NO

Evacuations: NO

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
EMNRD Forestry Division

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