Lincoln National Forest – FIRE UPDATE – 4/27/16 11:55 AM – Inspiration Fire is 100% Contained!

Inspiration Fire

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Date/Time Detected: 4/25/16  8:34 pm

Location: Approximately 1 mile southeast of Ruidoso Downs, NM

Lat/Long: 33 deg, 19 min, 17.8 sec X 105 105, 34 min, 50.53 min

Legal Description: T11S, R14E, Sec 28

Firefighting Resources:  The US Forest Service hotshot crew will transfer command back to a local US Forest Service engine (2).  The hotshots will be released from this incident and the 2 engines will continue with full suppression tactics. 6 people will remain assigned to the incident.

Size: 3 acres

Containment:  100%

Cause: Under investigation

No evacuation orders are in place at this time

Initial Status: A US Forest Service engine responded last night (4/25) and additional resources are enroute. The fire is burning in ponderosa pine, pinon juniper and grass.

4/27/16 – 11:55 am FINAL FIRE UPDATE: The fire is 100% contained. The assigned resources (2 US Forest Service engines – 6 personnel) will remain on the incident to mop-up hot spots within the fire perimeter.  This is the FINAL Fire Update for the Inspiration Fire, unless there is a significant change to report.

4/27/16 – 9:00 am FIRE UPDATE: The fire is still at 70% containment. The 20 person hotshot crew will transfer command back to the local unit, 2 US Forest Service engines. They will continue working on 100% containment of the fire. 

4/26/16 – 7:00 pm FIRE UPDATE: The fire is lined – and 70% contained. Firefighters held the line through afternoon winds.  No change in acreage – still at 3 acres.

4/26/16 – 11:00 am FIRE UPDATE: The 20 person hotshot crew has arrived and is on scene. Continuing with full suppression tactics.

PIO: Loretta Benavidez,  575-430-5546

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