East Fire – New Fire Start Near Mimbres, Grant County – April 22, 2022

The East Fire started on private land this afternoon near Mimbres off Highway 35 in East Canyon in Grant County. The fire is estimated at 100 acres and spreading up East Canyon. At least four homes are threatened at this time and crews are in place to help protect them. Firefighter and public safety are a top priority and crews will adjust as the situation changes. Poor visibility is masking the head of the fire as winds are gusting to 50 miles per hour. Multiple resources are on the scene and en route. 

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Incident Name: East Fire

Start Date & Time: 04/22/22 @ 1620

Start Location: Mimbres, near HWY 35 in East Canyon, Grant County

Latitude: 32 54 19.8

Longitude: 108 00 04.3 

Cause of Fire:  Under investigation

Area Vegetation: Grass, brush, timber

Estimated Acres Burned: 100+

Ownership(s): Private

Structures Threatened: Yes, 4+

Structures Burned: No

Evacuations: Possible

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

Forestry Division

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