FINAL – East Well Fire 80% Contained – Socorro County – September 1, 2020

The East Well Fire located on state land near Claunch, NM in Socorro County is now 80% contained and remains estimated at 634 acres. Firefighters will continue to secure fire lines and mop-up hot spots. Fire activity is minimal with little to no smoke showing from the interior. Full containment is projected for Friday, September 4, 2020. Resources will continue to be released throughout the week. This will be the final notification for this fire unless there are significant changes.

Incident Name: East Well Fire

Start Date & Time: August 20, 2020 – 2324 hrs

Start Location: Claunch, NM, Socorro County, 20 miles south of Mountainair, NM

Latitude:  34° 14′ 2.47″ N

Longitude:  106° 15′ 9.37″

Cause of Fire:  Lightning

Area Vegetation: Pinon, juniper, grass

Estimated Acres Burned: 634

Ownership(s):  State

Structures Threatened: NO

Structures Burned:  NO

Evacuations: NO

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
EMNRD Forestry Division

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