NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Osha Fire near the Las Mochas community in the Carson National Forest is now 100% contained. The fire first started on April 22, 2022 around 6:30 near the Osha Trail and NM 518.

Carson National Forest officials announced full containment of the wildfire on Tuesday, April 26. Crews are expected to continue visiting the scene this week to patrol for any interior hot spots and smoke before calling the fire fully controlled and out.

The fire burned about four miles east of Peñasco, within a burn scar from the 2011 Osha Fire.

  • Start Date: April 22, 2022 around 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Near the Las Mochas community along the Osha Trail, near Highway NM 518.
  • Containment: 100% contained.
  • Size: 5 acres.
  • Structures Threatened: None.
  • Structures Burned: None.
  • Evacuations: No
  • Cause: Downed power lines.
  • Total Personnel: Two engines.
  • Area Vegetation: n/a
  • Ownership(s): Federal forest lands.