Eicks Fire Update – Hidalgo County – May 26, 2021

The Eicks Fire, located on private land in the Animas Mountains of Hidalgo County, is currently estimated at 720 acres and 0% contained. The fire is burning in very rugged, rocky terrain along the Continental Divide. No structures are threatened. Firefighters are working to fully suppress this fire on the ground and from the air. Resources include state and federal crews with the New Mexico Forestry Division, Bureau of Land Management, and USDA Forest Service. The fire was first reported just before 11:00 a.m. on May 24, 2021. The cause is under investigation.

Start Date & Time: 5/24/2021 10:58am

Start Location:  Animas mountains on the Continental Divide

Latitude:  31.43995

Longitude:  108.7596

Cause of Fire:  Under investigation

Area Vegetation:  Grass and Brush

Acres Burned: 720

Ownership(s): Private

Structures Threatened:  0

Structures Burned: 0 

Evacuations:  No

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department – Forestry Division


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