Amargo Fire burning 1,296 acres west of Dulce; 50% contained

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Fire west of Dulce, New Mexico. Photo sent by Casey Vicenti on August 8, 2021.

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Amargo Fire started around 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 7, 2021. It is currently burning about 1,296 acres approximately and one mile west of the community of Dulce, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Officials have put in requests to Taos Dispatch to fill orders for hotshot crews, helicopters, and a SEAT plane.

  • Start Date: August 7, 2021
  • Location: Four miles west of Dulce, NM
  • Containment: 50%
  • Size: 1,296 acres
  • Structures Threatened: n/a
  • Structures Burned:  N
  • Evacuations: N
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Total Personnel: Type 3 Indcidnet Management Team (pending)
  • Area Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, oak, and mixed confer
  • Ownership(s):  Public

Officials say the Bureau of Land Management Engine Crew and Administratively Determined employees are implementing a full suppression strategy to contain the fire. Crews are working to construct direct control lines around the perimeter of the fire.

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