Seco Fire burning 26 acres in Cibola National Forest, 100% contained

Wildfires

Final Update: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

GRANTS, N.M. (KRQE) – The Seco Fire was burning east of Grants, on the Mount Taylor Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest. The fire began on Monday, August 3 and was contained on August 26. The cause of the fire is still unknown

Smoke may be visible from I-40 and throughout the area including the Laguna Reservation.

  • State Date: August 3, 2020 | Final Update: August 26, 2020
  • Location: Three miles southeast of Mt. Taylor in the Cibola National Forest
  • Containment: 100%
  • Size: 26 acres
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Structures Burned: None
  • Evacuations: None
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Total Personnel: 20
  • Vegetation: Mixed Conifer and Ponderosa Pine

Isolated torching, meaning a tree’s foliage is burned from the bottom up, is currently posing challenges for firefighters. On August 8, the torching caused two spot fires, which crews quickly responded to. Containment lines will continue to be reinforced while using helicopter bucket drops to cool hot spots.

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