Yankee – Socorro County – Update #2 Final 

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 Forestry Division, USFS, BLM, and multiple VFD.  

As of 9:55 a.m., April 27, the fire is looking good. Monitoring will continue throughout the day. New Mexico Tech has resumed operations. Containment is 80%. This will be the final notification unless there are significant changes.   

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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