Big Hole Fire 85% Contained – Valencia County – April 19, 2022

The Big Hole Fire, located on state and private land in the Belen Bosque in Valencia County, is 85% contained and remains estimated at 890 acres. Crews will continue to mop up hot spots and remove trees that pose a hazard to the public.

  • Fire operations have returned to the NM Forestry Division as of Saturday, April 16.
  • 1 home and 18 outbuildings were lost in the fire.

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 

**This will be the last notification for the Big Hole Fire unless there are significant changes.

Start Date & Time: 04/11/2022 1330

Start Location: Belen Bosque North of River Road

Latitude: 34.6648

Longitude: -106.7469

Cause of Fire: Under investigation Area Vegetation: Bosque

Estimated Acres Burned: 890

Ownership(s): State and private

Structures Threatened: No

Structures Burned: Yes

Evacuations: No

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Dept. (EMNRD)

Forestry Division

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