UPDATE: Soledad Canyon Wildfire

Las Cruces – The Dona Ana County/City of Las Cruces Office of Emergency Management is aware of the wildfire burning in/near the Soledad Canyon area of the Organ Mountain Range. Dona Ana County OEM has been in contact with White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) emergency personnel, who advise that both WSMR and Ft. Bliss Fire personnel are attempting to gain access to the fire, which is burning in a remote location of the mountain range.

At this time, there is no estimate on the number of acres burned, however large amounts of smoke are visible from the greater Las Cruces area.

The fire is burning on White Sands Missile Range and Ft. Bliss property on the eastern slopes of the mountains. No resources have been requested from Dona Ana County.

No further information is available at this time.