NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Bear Trap Fire started burning on May 1, 2022, around noon in Bear Trap Canyon in the San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District in the Cibola National Forest.

  • Start Date: May 1, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Bear Trap Canyon
  • Containment: 63%
  • Size: 38,225 acres
  • Structures Threatened: No
  • Structures Burned: No
  • Evacuations: No
  • Cause: Under investigation
  • Total Personnel: 395
  • Area Vegetation: Pine, Piñon-juniper, and grass.
  • Ownership(s): Public

Smoke from the Bear Trap Fire may be visible in Alamo, Datil, and Magdalena. People who are smoke-sensitive with heart disease or respiratory problems should take precautionary measures.

Bear Trap Fire May 28, 2022, courtesy of NM Fire Info