Yankee – Socorro County – Update #1 

The Yankee fire is smoldering in Socorro County, on the west side of Socorro Mountain, six miles west of Socorro. The fire was reported Tuesday, April 25 at 10:52 a.m., moving through grass and brush. Multiple resources responded, including air attack with helo and one tanker. This morning’s flight reported 338 acres burned. However, no further movement since yesterday evening. Resources are engaged, and helo is continuing to perform bucket work on priority areas. Windy conditions are expected for today. Containment is 50%.  

Start Date & Time: 04/25/23 10:52am 
Start Location: 6 Miles West of Socorro on the West side of Socorro Mountain.    

Latitude: 34 3 36.57 
Longitude: –107 1 15.54 
Cause of Fire:  Under investigation 

Area Vegetation: Grass/Brush 
Estimated Acres Burned: 338 GPS 

Ownership(s): NM Tech   
Structures Threatened: No  
Structures Burned: No 
Evacuations: No 


George Ducker 

Communications Coordinator 

New Mexico State Forestry Division – EMNRD  


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