Marble Fire burns 3.2 acres in the Lincoln National Forest, 25% contained

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NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Marble Fire began burning on the evening of Saturday, May 22, 2021, just north of Marble Canyon, near Hershberger Peak, above West Side Rd. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. The fire is burning in an area with pinon-juniper, grass, and oak brush.

  • Start Date: May 22, 2021
  • Location: North of Marble Canyon, Near Hershberger Peak, Above West Side Rd., Lincoln National Forest
  • Containment: 25%
  • Size: 3.2 acres
  • Structures Threatened: n/a
  • Structures Burned:  n/a
  • Evacuations: No
  • Cause: Man-made
  • Total Personnel: 35
  • Area Vegetation: Pinon-juniper, grass, and oak brush
  • Ownership(s): public

On Sunday morning, the fire was showing minimal fire activity. Overnight Saturday, crews were able to build a fireline around most of it. Mop-up operations will continue through Sunday. due to the fact that there were no lightning strikes in the area, it is believed the fire was man-made.

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