Eicks Fire Update – Hidalgo County – May 28, 2021

The Eicks Fire in Hidalgo County is 75% contained and estimated at 875 acres. The fire is burning on private land in very rugged terrain along the Continental Divide. No structures are threatened. Firefighters will continue to mop up hot spots and secure containment lines. 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 remains 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: 875

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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