380 Friday Fire – New Start Lea County -April 22, 2022

The 380 Friday Fire is located on state, private, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land off of Highway 380 and mile marker 202 in Lea County. The fire is estimated at 1,000 acres and 0% contained. Three homes are threatened, but there are no evacuations in place at this time. Temperatures hovered in the lower 90s today with sustained winds of 31 mph and low relative humidity in the single digits. The grass fire started at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. Multiple resources will work to secure the perimeter of this fire throughout the evening. The cause is under investigation.

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Start Date & Time: 04/22/2022  @1600

Start Location: HWY 380 & mile marker 202, Lea County

Latitude: 33.388947

Longitude: -103.703748

Cause of Fire: Under investigation

Area Vegetation: grass

Estimated Acres Burned: 1,000

Ownership(s): State, private, BLM

Structures Threatened: Yes, 3

Structures Burned: No

Evacuations: No

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

Forestry Division

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