| Simona Fire – Valencia County – April 2, 2022NM Fire Info

2022-04-26 08:27:50 By : Mr. inati wu

The Simona Fire, located near Jarales in Valencia County, remains 25% contained and is estimated at 165 acres. Due to the strong winds forecast today, crews will be patrolling the fire area on a regular basis looking for any signs that fire has escaped containment lines. Firefighters are using hand tools and a bulldozer to work toward strengthening the fire line. They will continue to work throughout the day.

Fire information will be posted to the following websites. NM Fire Info: www.nmfireinfo.com Valencia County Fire Department Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/valcofd

Start Date & Time: 04/20/22 11:45 a.m. Start Location: Near Jarales Road and HWY 346, Valencia County

Cause of Fire:  Under investigation

Area Vegetation: bosque, grass Estimated Acres Burned: 165

Ownership(s): Private Structures Threatened: Yes, two natural gas lines and a telecommunications line. No homes. Structures Burned: No Evacuations: No

Wendy Mason Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Dept. (EMNRD) Forestry Division