NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Skiles 429 Fire started Friday, April 29, 2022, around 3:10 p.m. and is located northeast of Clayton and around 3 miles west of the Oklahoma border in Union County. The fire burned 1,312 acres and is 90% contained according to NMFire.com, May 5 will be the final update on the fire.

  • Start Date: 04/29/2022 @ 3:10 p.m.
  • Location: NE Clayton west of Highway 406, 3 miles from Oklahoma border
  • Containment: 90%
  • Size: 1,312 acres
  • Structures Threatened: Yes
  • Structures Burned: No
  • Evacuations: Yes, 8-15 structures, 25 people
  • Cause: Under Investigation
  • Total Personnel: Numerous resources from the Forestry Division and Union County
  • Area Vegetation: piñon-juniper, grass
  • Ownership(s): Private