Commissary Fire Update (Santa Fe National Forest)

Updated: June 9, 2015; 1:00 p.m.

• Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest
• San Miguel County, New Mexico
• Approximately 13 miles east of Pecos, NM, and 2 miles south of Barillas Peak

Start Date: June 5, 2015, reported on Saturday, June 6, 2015
Size: Approximately 45 acres Percent Contained: 0%
Cause: Lightning Personnel Assigned: 35
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush
Growth Potential: Low

Summary: The lightning-caused Commissary Fire grew 20 acres overnight to approximately 45 acres. The fire is a slow-moving ground fire burning through grass and brush. Depending on weather and other conditions, fire managers continue to consider managing the fire for resource benefits.
Firefighters are dealing with rugged terrain and poor road conditions. A bulldozer crew is on site today to help improve fire vehicles’ access to the fire. The bulldozer will be clearing debris and improving existing forest roads over the next few days.

Structures Threatened: None

Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Higher humidity is forecast for today and tonight with a slight lowering of humidity on Wednesday.

Resources Assigned:
• Firefighters: One Type 1 Hotshot crew and district personnel
• Bulldozer: One Type 2
• Additional district personnel: Archeologists and fire effects monitors

Fire Information: Updates will be available on the New Mexico Fire Information website at, @SantaFeNF and

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