Commissary Fire Update (Santa Fe National Forest)

June 12, 2015; 5:30 P.M.

Rain Dampens Efforts
• Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest
• Approximately 13 miles east of Pecos and 2 miles south of Barillas Peak

Start Date: June 5, 2015, reported on Saturday, June 6, 2015
Size: Approximately 113 acres Percent Contained: 0%
Cause: Lightning Personnel Assigned: 20
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush
Growth Potential: Low

Summary: The lightning caused Commissary Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest’s Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District is at 113 acres due to rain showers throughout the day. Forecasted weather over the next few days calls for numerous showers and thunderstorms. There is a good chance that the area will receive around a half inch of rain by Saturday evening. Fire crews continue to monitor the fire as it continues to burn at a low intensity. The expected potential of growth is low.

In anticipation of the incoming weather, fire managers have decided to reduce the number of fire crews down to one hand crew and district fire personnel over the weekend.

The Commissary Fire is being managed for multiple objectives such as wildlife and range habitat improvement, encourage regeneration of aspen and improving overall forest health. Weather conditions, predicted fire behavior, and personnel resources must also be aligned to meet fire objectives.

Structures Threatened: None

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