Point Source of Monument Fire? Border group says yes..Foot trail leads away from Wash 62 flood control devices. According to a photo taken by American Border Patrol, the Monument Fire that took such a heavy toll on Americans was started in Mexico. Now, ABP has followed up with a closer look that suggests that the fire crossed into the U.S. at Wash 62 on the border..."A person standing near the border in Wash 62 on June 12 would have experience blast-furnace winds blowing north," Spencer said. "Add to that the fact that a fire started right there leads me to the conclusion that it was arson."