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Crews keep an eye on wildfire started by lightning northeast of Capitan



CAPITAN, N.M. (KRQE) – Crews are keeping an eye on the Mitt Fire, burning in the Lincoln National Forest. The wildfire was caused by lightning and is burning 12 miles northeast of Capitan. Officials say the area has been the site of multiple lightning starts in the past.

  • Start Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
  • Location: 12 miles northeast of Capitan
  • Size: .10 acre
  • Contained: 0%
  • Structures Burned: N/A
  • Cause of Fire: Lightning
  • Evacuations: N/A
  • Vegetation: Single tree snag with brush understory
  • Resources: 1 Type-3 engine, 1 Type-6



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