Peterson Fire – San Miguel County – April 26, 2021

The Peterson Fire, located northwest of Las Vegas in San Miguel County, is now 80% contained. The fire remains estimated at 30 acres. Today firefighters will continue to secure containment lines and mop up hot spots in preparation for strong winds forecast for the area. No structures are threatened. The cause remains under investigation. This will be the final update for this fire unless there are significant changes.

Individuals sensitive to wildfire smoke should take precautions and use the New Mexico Department of Health 5-3-1 Visibility Method to determine if it’s safe to be outside. Learn more at

Start Date & Time: April, 23, 2021 – 1330

Start Location: Highway 65 near Peterson Reservoir, San Miguel County

Latitude: N 35.65234

Longitude: W -105.29480

Cause of Fire:  Under investigationArea Vegetation: Timber, brush

Estimated Acres Burned: 30

Ownership(s): state and private

Structures Threatened: No

Structures Burned: No

Evacuations: No

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
EMNRD Forestry Division

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