East Well Fire 083120
Incident Name: East Well Fire
Start Date & Time: August 20, 2020 - 2324 hrs
Start Location: Claunch, NM, Socorro County, 20 miles south of Mountainair, NM
Latitude: 34° 14' 2.47" N
Longitude: 106° 15' 9.37"
Cause of Fire: Lightning
Area Vegetation: Pinon, juniper, grass
Estimated Acres Burned: 634
Structures Threatened: NO
Structures Burned: NO
The East Well Fire located on state land near Claunch, NM in Socorro County is estimated at 634 acres and 73% contained. No structures are threatened. Firefighters will continue to monitor and mop-up hot spots. Due to successful fire operations, additional resources will be demobilized over the next few days. Fire behavior is minimal with little to no smoke showing. Individuals who are sensitive to wildfire smoke should still take precautions and use the New Mexico Department of Health 5-3-1 Visibility Method to determine if it's safe to be outside. Learn more at https://nmtracking.org/environment/air/FireAndSmoke.html. Fire updates will also be posted to nmfireinfo.com.