May 6, 2016; 6:00 p.m.
- Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest
- Near Fenton Ranch and the Rio Cebolla (additional information on location is expected soon)
Start Date: May 6, 2016
Size: Approximately 1.3 acres at 6 p.m. Percent Contained: 0%
Cause: Downed power line Growth Potential: Moderate
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 on May 6, 2016. The utility is on scene to de-energize the line so fire crews can determine the point of origin. The Horseshoe Fire is currently being managed as a Type 4 incident.
Structures Threatened: None
Weather: The forecast is for temperatures in the mid-30s tonight with 0% of precipitation in the area. Winds in the 20-30 mph range with gusts up to 50 mph are expected to last through the night.
- Firefighters: One hand crew
- Engines: Five engines, including resources from Jemez Ranger District, Bandelier National Monument, La Cueva Volunteer Fire Department and Sandoval County Fire Department, have responded.
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