SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – The Big Tank fire burned east of Las Vegas, New Mexico, in San Miguel County. As of Monday, May 8, the fire is 100% contained, according to U.S. Wildfire Info. The fire burned 1,181 acres and the cause was determined to be lightning.

Big Tank fire

  • Start Date: May 4, 2023, at 12:30 a.m.
  • Location: 15 miles east of Las Vegas, NM, in San Miguel County. South of Highway 104.
  • Containment: 100%
  • Size: 1,181 acres
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Structures Burned: None
  • Evacuations: None
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Total Personnel: Forestry Division, San Miguel County volunteer fire departments
  • Area Vegetation: Grass, pinyon, juniper
  • Ownership(s): Private