Mims Lake Fire evacuations lifted in Truth or Consequences area, 125 acres burned, 80% contained


Final update June 20, 2020

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) – A wildfire began burning Thursday evening on private and Bureau of Land Management land in Sierra County. As of 11 p.m. on Thursday, June 18 evacuations have been lifted and residents were allowed to return home as residential structures are no longer threatened.

Mims Lake Fire

  • Start Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020, about 4 p.m.
  • Final Update: Saturday, June 20, 2020
  • Location: Southside of Mims Lake, north side of Truth or Consequences/south side of the City of Elephant Butte
  • Containment: 80%
  • Size: 125 acres
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Structures Burned: None
  • Evacuations: No, Lifted
  • Cause: Under investigation
  • Total Personnel: 50
  • Area Vegetation: Salt cedar, Russian olive, brush, grass
  • Ownership: Private

The fire is located on the south side of Mims Lake and has burned an estimated 60 acres. Approximately 50 personnel are fighting the fire. Resources include the Forestry Division, Elephant Butte Volunteer Fire Department, T or C Volunteer Fire Department, Sierra County’s Volunteer Fire Department, and the Spaceport America Fire Department.

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