NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Fire crews have contained the Eicks Fire, which is located on private land in the Animas Mountains of Hidalgo County. Officials say the fire is about 900 acres and 100% contained as of June 3, 2021. They also say the fire is burning in rugged, rocky terrain along the Continental Divide.
- Start Date: May 24, 2021 | Final Update June 3, 2021
- Location: Animas Mountains on the Continental Divide
- Containment: 100%
- Size: 900 acres
- Structures Threatened: No
- Structures Burned: No
- Evacuations: No
- Cause: Under investigation
- Total Personnel: Unknown
- Area Vegetation: Grass and brush
- Ownership(s): Private
The U.S. Forest Service reports Wyoming smokejumper Tim Hart has died due to injuries sustained while fighting the Eicks Fire. Hart reportedly sustained critical injuries following a hard landing after parachuting into the rocky terrain in the Animas Mountains.