UPDATE 1 – Friday, April 22, 2022

A new wildfire designated as the PINE PARK FIRE is burning in the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands, which started yesterday around 1400 hours. It is also said to be located in the Datil Mountains in New Mexico.

The Incident Commander is Elias Mora with the Magdalena Ranger District.

About 31 acres of pine, pinyon-juniper, and grass have burned and there is a 50% containment status reached at the time of this update.

A total of 65 fire personnel are currently engaged on the fire line with the primary focus on full suppression and containment efforts.

The cause of this fire is unknown and under investigation.

A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect until Saturday, April 23, 2022.

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