Lincoln National Forest – FIRE UPDATE 4/26/16 – 11:00 am Pendleton Fire 100% Contained at 1 acre!

“Pendleton Fire”

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Date/Time Detected: 4/25/16  1:50 pm

Location: Approximately 4 miles southwest of Weed, NM and 15 miles southeast of Cloudcroft, NM

Lat/Long: 32 deg, 46 min, 40.26 sec X 105 deg, 34 min, 59.51 min

Legal Description: T18S, R13E, Sec 2

Firefighting Resources: At this time, one US Forest Service engine has responded and firefighters are hiking into the fire.

Cause: Human-caused.  Fire investigator has been ordered.

Values as risk:  None identified at this time.

Status: Firefighting resources are responding to this new smoke report in the Perk/Agua Chiquita area. In the initial size up, the Incident Commander reported a “low” intensity fire that was putting up gray smoke in the old Scott Able burn area.  A full suppression strategy is being implemented. At this time, the fire is estimated to be approximately one acre in size.

4/26/16 11:00 am FINAL FIRE UPDATE:  The fire is now 100% contained.  Final size 1 acre.  THIS WILL BE THE LAST UPDATE UNLESS THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO REPORT. 

PIO: Loretta Benavidez,  575-430-5546

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