Near SILVER CITY, N.M. (KRQE) – The Gila National Forest has responded to a fire near where the East Fire was and the town of Mimbres. The fire burned 765 acres and is 60% contained as of May 2, 2022. According to NMFire.com, May 2 will be the final update on the fire.

  • Start Date: April 28, 2022 | Final Update on May 2, 2022
  • Location: 3 miles east of the Wilderness Ranger Station and 6 miles north of Mimbres, N.M.
  • Containment: 60%
  • Size: 765 acres.
  • Structures Threatened: No
  • Structures Burned: No
  • Evacuations: No
  • Cause: Under investigation
  • Area Vegetation:  Piñon juniper and grass
  • Ownership(s): NA