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