Mitchell Fire: 25,000 acres burned in Harding County

HARDING COUNTY, N.M. – Fire crews are working to contain the Mitchell Fire in northern New Mexico.

The Mitchell Fire has burned 25,000 acres east of Mosquero in Harding County and is 65% contained.

Fire managers say no structures are threatened and there are no evacuations at this time.

The fire was first reported at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, off of NM Highway 39 near mile marker 42.

Cause of Fire: Under investigation

Area Vegetation: Grass, pinion-juniper

Estimated Acres Burned: 25,000

Ownership(s): Private

Structures Threatened: No

Structures Burned: No

Evacuations: No