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Thursday Fire Update

June 27, 2013, 10:00 am
By mia rose carbone

This morning, authorities are reporting that the Jaroso Fire covers 10,167 acres and is 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. A Jaroso Fire public meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, June 28 at 5 pm at the Pendaries Lodge in Rociada. 

Below is the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Assessment update for today, June 27:

JEMEZ SPRINGS, NM (June 27, 2013) – The Thompson Ridge BAER specialists recently completed their field surveys and are finalizing their analysis and findings. The hydrologists and soils scientists finished their modeling for predicted post-fire water run- off and erosion levels.

The BAER team identified critical values-at-risk and is finalizing their recommended emergency stabilization actions and treatments for these values that will be included in their BAER assessment report along with their data, analysis, and findings. The BAER report is expected to be submitted to the BAER coordinators at the Forest Service Regional and Washington Offices by July 1.

The BAER assessment team produced the burn severity map for the Thompson Ridge

Fire. The map shows that approximately 74% of the 23,965 acres within the Thompson

Ridge fire perimeter are either unburned or received a low-severity burn, 23% sustained

a burn of a moderate severity, and approximately 3% burned at a high severity. The

current BAER map can be downloaded at the “Thompson Ridge Post-Fire Response”

InciWeb site (http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/3430/). (If additional field data or new

satellite imagery is received, an updated BAER burn severity map and burned acreage percentages may change, and the new map will be posted to InciWeb.)

BAER interagency cooperators, stakeholders, and tribal government representatives are coordinating the post-fire response efforts. Contact information for the interagency cooperators involved in post-fire response for the Thompson Ridge Fire can also be found on InciWeb (http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3430/).

SPECIAL NOTE: Everyone near and downstream from the fire area should remain alert and stay updated on weather conditions that may result in heavy rains over the burn scar. Flash flooding may occur quickly during heavy rain events. Current weather and emergency notifications can be found at the National Weather Service, Albuquerque Office (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/abq/) website.



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