Mitchell Fire Contained – Harding County – April 29, 2022

The Mitchell Fire, located east of Mosquero in Harding County, is now 100% contained. Firefighters will monitor the area while Red Flag Conditions are in effect. An estimated 25,000 acres of grass, brush, and pinon-juniper burned in the Mitchell Fire. No structures were lost. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. This will be the last notification unless there are significant changes.

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: 25,000

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
wendy.mason@state.nm.us

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