Mitchell Fire – Harding County – April 23, 2022

The Mitchell Fire, located on private land east of Mosquero in Harding County, is estimated at 20,000 acres and 0% contained. According to the Harding County Sheriff’s Office, the fire remains active as it pushes to the east. No structures are threatened at this time. Today crews will continue to work on building containment lines around the fire, which is burning in grass and pinon-juniper. The fire was first reported at 11:30 a.m. Friday off of NM Highway 39 near mile marker 42 and David Hill. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Start Date & Time: 04/22/2022 @ 1130

Start Location: HWY 39 mile marker 42, east of Mosquero

Latitude: 35.80238

Longitude: -103.84164  

Cause of Fire: Under investigation

Area Vegetation: pinon-juniper, grass

Estimated Acres Burned: 20,000

Ownership(s): Private

Structures Threatened: No

Structures Burned: No

Evacuations: No

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

Forestry Division

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