Simona Fire – Valencia County – April 2, 2022

The Simona Fire, located near Jarales in Valencia County, remains 25% contained and is estimated at 165 acres. Due to the strong winds forecast today, crews will be patrolling the fire area on a regular basis looking for any signs that fire has escaped containment lines. Firefighters are using hand tools and a bulldozer to work toward strengthening the fire line. They will continue to work throughout the day.

Fire information will be posted to the following websites.
NM Fire Info:
Valencia County Fire Department Facebook page:

Start Date & Time: 04/20/22 11:45 a.m.

Start Location: Near Jarales Road and HWY 346, Valencia County

Latitude: 34.56389

Longitude: -106.77231

Cause of Fire:  Under investigation

Area Vegetation: bosque, grass

Estimated Acres Burned: 165

Ownership(s): Private

Structures Threatened: Yes, two natural gas lines and a telecommunications line. No homes.

Structures Burned: No

Evacuations: No

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

Forestry Division

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