EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION


Incident Name: Quebradas Fire

Start Date & Time: May 20, 2019 - 1700

Start Location: East of Escondida Lake, Socorro County

Cause of Fire: Unknown

Area Vegetation: Cottonwood, salt cedar, brush

Acres Burned: 15-25 acres

Ownership(s): Private

Structures Threatened: Yes

Structures Burned: Possibly 2

Evacuations (Y or N & #): Y-Voluntary
The Quebradas Fire is burning on private land east of Escondida Lake in Socorro County. The fire started around 5:00 p.m. tonight (05/20) and has possibly burned two structures. Additional structures are threatened and voluntary evacuations are in place. The fire is estimated at 15-25 acres and is 0% contained. Winds are sustained at 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Multiple resources are on the scene from State Forestry, federal and local firefighting agencies.