Update 1 – Sunday, June 12, 2022 – 1230 PT — The Midnight Fire started on June 9, 2022, from an unknown cause that is currently under investigation. It is located about 4.5 miles north-northeast of El Rito in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico.

Aerial recon flight on June 10th. | Photo Credit: Carson National Forest

Incident management is under the Southwest Area IMT1, which assumed command on Sunday, June 12th at 0700 hours.

GO NOW EVACUATIONS are in effect for:

  • Community of Potrero (located south of the fire’s origin)
  • Community of Valle de los Caballos

READY TO EVACUATE is in effect for:

  • Community of El Rito
  • Town of Placitas
  • Town of Petaca
  • State Road 519

GET SET TO EVACUATE is in effect for:

  • Community of Vallecito

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