Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Draw Fire – FIRST AND FINAL UPDATE

New Fire Start – Draw Fire

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District

Date/Time Detected: 5/14/16  8:07 pm

Location: Approximately 4 miles southwest of Queen, NM

Lat/Long: 32 deg, 8 min, 59.85 sec X 104, 45 min, 0.36 min

Legal Description: T25S, R21E, Sec 12

Firefighting Resources: 1 – FS Incident Commander, 1 FS Engine, Queen VFD firefighting resources.  Approximately 11 personnel.  Some resources will be released this evening, as mop-up and containment efforts continue.

Size: less than one-tenth of an acre

Cause: This escaped campfire is under investigation

Status: US Forest Service firefighters and Queen VFD firefighting resources responded to a wildfire, which appeared to be the result of an escaped campfire.  Having arrived within 30 minutes after the fire was reported, they implemented full suppression tactics and were able to contain the fire quickly, limiting its size to less than one-tenth of an acre. Firefighters remained on scene to continue with mop-up operations. The fire was described to be smoldering in grass and brush. There is a low spread potential for this fire.

This will be the FIRST AND FINAL update on the Draw Fire, unless there is a significant change to report.

PIO: Loretta Benavidez,  575-430-5546

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