This morning, authorities are reporting that the Jaroso Fire is 10,167 acres and 0 percent contained; the Thompson Ridge Fire is 23,965 acres and 95 percent contained; and the Tres Lagunas Fire is 10,219 acres and 90 percent contained. There is a Jaroso Fire public meeting scheduled for today at 5 pm at the Pendaries Community Center in Rocianda. See below for the press release from the Northern Wildland Fire Management Team on the Jaroso Fire:
Public Meeting Scheduled for
Friday, June 28 at 5 p.m. at the Pendaries Community Center in Rociada, NM
Date Reported: 06/10/2013
Number of Personnel: 132
Location: Espanola and Pecos-Las Vegas Ranger Districts within the Pecos Wilderness
Equipment: 6 engines
Crews: 1 Type 1, 2 Type 2
Aircraft: 3 helicopters
Size: 10,167 acres based on Infrared flight
Injuries to Date: None
Percent Contained: 0%
· The Jaroso Fire is burning in the rugged, steep, deep canyons of the Pecos Wilderness. It is burning in mixed-conifer, heavy dead and down, woody material with pockets of bug-killed trees, and has burnt through the 1300-acres of blowdown from 2007.
Today's Significant Events:
Today's activity: Fire crews will continue line construction in Panchuela Creek north of Jacks Creek Campground. From Panchuela Campground to Cowles Road crews will prepare roads to be used as potential fireline. The engines continue to identify values at risk and structure protection should it be necessary.
On the east side of the fire, New Mexico State Forestry will continue to identify and develop protection plans for values at risk. These resources working on the east side consist of one hand crew and several engines.
Today’s Weather: Mostly sunny with isolated rain showers in the morning, then partly cloudy with scattered dry thunderstorms in the afternoon. Temperatures on the fire will only reach the low eighties. The humidly will be 15 to 20 percent. Winds will be 10 to 15 out of the east shifting to southeast in the afternoon with gusts to 30 MPH. Today’s lower temperatures and higher humidity should help to moderate fire activity.
Areas that remain of concern to fire managers include: those properties located south and east of the fire. Values at risk south of the fire include: Jack’s Creek Campground, Iron Gate Campground, Panchuela Campground and structures in Grass Mountain, Pecos Canyon Estates, Winsor, Cowles and the Panchuela area. Values at risk east of the fire include: an electronic site, and numerous structures in Ledoux, South Carmen, Upper Rociada, Gascon, Camp Davis and structures along State Road 276 and Forest Service Road 60.
Although no evacuations have been ordered at this time, residents living in communities south and east of the Jaroso Fire need to be prepared should evacuations be required. To ensure smooth and orderly evacuations, residents should
have a go-kit ready. A complete checklist of things residents should consider bringing with them on an evacuation is available online at: http://www.fireadapted.org/role/residents-and-homeowners.aspx.
Smoke: The most significant smoke impacts from the Jaroso fire will be in the communities down-drainage of the fires tomorrow morning. For a detailed smoke forecast visit: http://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/predictive/outlooks/smoke/swcc_smoke_outlook.pdf. For information on wildland fire smoke and your health visit: https://nmtracking.org/en/environ_exposure/fire-and-smoke/.
Santa Fe National Forest Fire Restrictions and Closures: Due to extreme fire danger and current active fires, the entire Santa Fe National Forest is closed to the public, with the exception of the Rio Chama Scenic River corridor and the Valles Caldera staging area. The entire Pecos Wilderness including access from the Carson NF (Santa Barbara area) is closed to public entry for the protection of human health and safety. For additional restriction and closure information, please visit: www.firerestrictions.us/nm or http://www.fs.usda.gov/santafe/