LINCOLN COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A fire burned about 44 miles west of Roswell and south of Hondo, in Lincoln County. The Park Fire started on Wednesday, May 3.

NM Fire said the fire burned 3,000 acres, and lightning has been determined as the cause.

Park Fire

  • Start Date: May 3, 2023
  • Location: South of Hondo. East of Mescalero Reservation boundary.
  • Containment: 100%
  • Size: 3,000 acres (according to NMFire); 1,200 acres (according to NIFC)
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Structures Burned: None
  • Evacuations: None
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Total Personnel: 70 personnel, Forestry Division, Wildfire Response Program, tribal and federal resources
  • Area Vegetation: Grass, pinyon, juniper
  • Ownership(s): Private, near Mescalero boundary

The National Interagency Fire Center said the fire was 100% contained as of May 8, 2023.