Horseshoe Fire on Santa Fe National Forest

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.

Resources Assigned:

  • 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.

Fire Information:  Horseshoe Fire Information (505) 438-5321.  Updates will be posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at and on @SantaFeNFand


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