Skiles 429 Fire – Union County – May 2, 2022 FINAL

The Skiles 429 Fire, located northeast of Clayton along the Oklahoma border in Union County, is now 90% contained and remains estimated at 1,312 acres. Firefighters will continue to mop up hot spots and patrol the fire line to reach full containment. No structures are threatened. The fire was first reported just after 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2022. The cause is still under investigation. This will be the last posting for the Skiles 429 Fire unless there are significant changes.

Start Date & Time: 04/29/22 @1510

Start Location: NE Clayton west of HWY 406, 3 miles from Oklahoma border

Latitude: 36.806179

Longitude: -103.017216

Cause of Fire: Under investigation

Area Vegetation: pinon-juniper, grass

Estimated Acres Burned: 1,312

Ownership(s): Private and state

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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