Campbell Road Fire – New Start in Union County – April 22, 2022

The Campbell Road Fire is located east of Des Moines off of Road 370 and Campbell Road in Union County. This wind-driven fire is very active and running in pinon-juniper, grass, and brush. The fire is estimated at 950 acres and 0% contained. Structures are threatened, and evacuations are possible. Winds are 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph. Numerous local resources are at the scene and working in very rough terrain. The cause is under investigation.

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Incident Name: Campbell Road Fire

Start Date & Time: 04/22/22 @ 1440

Start Location: Road 370 and Campbell Road, Union County

Latitude: 36.64571

Longitude: -103.37290

Cause of Fire: Under investigation

Area Vegetation: Grass, brush, pinion-juniper

Estimated Acres Burned: 950

Ownership(s): Private

Structures Threatened: Yes

Structures Burned: No

Evacuations: Possible

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

Forestry Division

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