Monjeau Fire burns 2 acres in Lincoln National Forest, containment unknown

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Monjeau Fire burns 2-acres in Lincoln National Forest on May 17, 2021 | Courtesy nwcg.gov

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) Crews responded to a fire near Laguna Road in the Sierra Vista area west of Highway 48 Monday night. The Forest Service says crews found a 2-acre fire burning in Smokey Bear Ranger District in the Lincoln National Forest but were able to stop forward progression.

  • Start Date: May 17, 2021
  • Fire Size: 2 acres
  • Containment: N/A
  • Estimated Containment Date: N/A
  • Cause: Under investigation
  • Location: Near Monjeau Rd (Rd 117) in the Sierra Vista area
  • Resources: Forest Service and County Resources
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Structures Burned:  None
  • Evacuations: None
  • Area Vegetation: timber, grass, and brush
  • Ownership: Federal

Officials say smoke is visible from the Sierra Vista area and along Monjeau Rd (Rd 117). Officials also said there are no road closures or evacuations at this time.

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