Near Ruidoso – Moon Mountain Fire – FINAL Fire Update 4/1/16 12:30 pm

04/01/16 – 12:30 pm – This the FINAL Fire Update for the Moon Mountain Fire. 


Jurisdiction:  New Mexico State Forestry/Private & Lincoln NF, Smokey Bear District (0.2 acres)

Detected:  3/28/16 @ 2:50 pm

Lat/Lon:  33 deg, 25 min, 28.93 sec X 105 deg, 29 min, 27.23 sec

Legal:  T11S, R13E, SWSW Sec 23

General Location:  approximately 1 mile east of the Village of Ruidoso and 1 1/2 miles south of Ruidoso High School

Personnel:  all firefighting resources have been released

Fuel Type:  Timber, tall grass and understory

Size:  125 acres (estimated acreage based on improved mapping) the fire is mostly on state/private and 0.2 acres on USFS Lincoln National Forest

Containment: 70%

Injuries:  2 minor injuries

The Pecos Zone Type III Incident Management Team transferred command of the fire to local agency Incident Commander Spencer Baldwin (NMSF) and Deputy IC Frank Silva (NMSF).  The nighttime and early morning snowfall in Ruidoso was a welcome relief for firefighters. All firefighting resources have been released.

This is the FINAL UPDATE, unless there is a significant change to report.







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