Eicks Fire 100% contained, burns about 900 acres in the Animas Mountains

Wildfires

Final Update June 3, 2021

Eicks Fire | Courtesy of US Wildfire Reports

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.

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