Barbero Fire Update, Santa Fe National Forest

May 28, 2016; 10:30 a.m.

Location:
• Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest
• On Rowe Mesa about 12 miles southeast of Pecos

Start Date: Reported May 26, 2016
Size: Approximately 146 acres
Percent Contained: 75%
Cause: Human
Growth Potential: Minimal
Vegetation: Pinon-juniper, ponderosa pine, heavy slash from thinning

Summary: The crew is continuing to strengthen the edges and extend the containment lines. The fire put up quite a bit of smoke yesterday as it burned through interior pockets of fuel. There may be smoke visible today along the I-25 corridor from Pecos to Tecolote if the fire hits additional fuel pockets inside the containment lines. Crews expect to have the fire 100% contained later today.

Structures Threatened: None.

Weather: The forecast is for temperatures in the mid-60s to low-70s with a chance of dry thunderstorms in the afternoon and winds in the 5-10 mph range this morning becoming 10-15 mph in the afternoon.

Resources Assigned:
• Firefighters: 7

Fire Information: Updates will be posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at nmfireinfo.com and on @SantaFeNFand http://www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF.
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