Hilton Fire – Socorro County – Update 

The Hilton Fire is located near Escondida Lake. The fire is estimated at 187 acres and is 5% contained. Fuels include salt cedar, brush and grass. Multiple agencies are holding the lines, which have been successful through yesterday and today’s wind event. No current threats. Containment percentage will be increased by the end of today’s shift. Resources provided by Forestry Division, Midway, BLM, USFS, Socorro, Lanford, San Antonio, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District.  

Start Date & Time: 4-2-23; 1425 
Start Location: Escondida 

Latitude: 34.09105843 
Longitude: 106.86911213 
Cause of Fire:  Under investigation. 

Area Vegetation: Bosque, salt cedar, brush , grass 
Estimated Acres Burned: 187 GPS 

Ownership(s): Private 
Structures Threatened: Yes, threat has passed 
Structures Burned: NR 
Evacuations: NR 

George Ducker 

Communications Coordinator 

New Mexico State Forestry Division – EMNRD  


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