NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Mitchell Fire near Mosquero, burned 25,000 acres and is 100% contained as of April 29, 2022. The fire started around 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2022.
- Start Date: April 22, 2022, 11:30 a.m. | Contained on April 29
- Location: Highway 39 at mile marker 42; east of Mosquero.
- Containment: 65% contained.
- Size: 25,000 acres.
- Structures Threatened: None.
- Structures Burned: None.
- Evacuations: None.
- Cause: Under investigation.
- Total Personnel: 40 people.
- Area Vegetation: Piñon, juniper, and grass.
- Ownership(s): Private
In an update on Sunday, April 24, NM Forestry Division officials said, “no structures are threatened at this time and there are no evacuations.”