Final update 8:30 p.m.
- Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest
- West of the community of La Cueva and east of Forest Road 376
- Latitude and Longitude: 35°52’30″N 106°39’18″W
Start Date: May 6, 2016
Size: Approximately 2.3 total acres Percent Contained: 100% as of 7:30 p.m.
Cause: Downed power line Growth Potential: Low
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, pine litter
Summary: A falling tree apparently struck a power line in two places, igniting a fire that was reported by the Cerro Pelado Lookout Tower at 4:30 p.m. Fire crews quickly responded and had the fire 100% contained by 7:30 p.m. Crews will continue mop-up operations throughout the night. Fire investigators from the US Forest Service are on the scene conducting an investigation. The communities around the fire area will be without power for 4-5 hours while the utility company continues maintenance on the power lines.
Structures Threatened: None
- Firefighters: One US Forest Service hand crew
- Engines: Five engines, including resources from Jemez Ranger District, Bandelier National Monument, La Cueva Volunteer Fire Department, New Mexico State Forestry Returning Heroes, and Sandoval County Fire Department, responded.
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