Vallecitos Fire on Santa Fe National Forest Contained

May 29, 2016; 7:00 p.m.
Location:
• Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest
• One mile south of Jemez Falls Campground

Start Date: May 29, 2016
Size: Approximately 2 acres
Percent Contained: 100%
Cause: Under investigation
Growth Potential: Minimal
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, logging slash

Summary: Fire crews, including two aircraft, responded to a fire one mile south of Jemez Falls Campground on the Jemez Ranger District. Fire activity was moderate with isolated torching and spotting. Conditions were too windy for water drops from the Type 3 helicopter. However, crews were able to declare the fire 100% contained at 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening. Smoke may continue to be visible around Jemez Falls Campground, Vallecitos de Los Indios and from Highway 4. Crews will resume monitoring and patrolling the fire at 7:00 a.m. Monday.

Structures Threatened: None.

Resources Assigned: 23 today with 16-18 expected to be on scene tomorrow.
• Firefighters: One US Forest Service hand crew and the Santa Fe County Black Canyon hand crew will be on scene tomorrow. The air attack crew has been released.
• Engines: Five engines, including resources from Jemez Ranger District, Bandelier National Monument, and La Cueva Volunteer Fire Department, responded. The Bandelier and La Cueva engines have been released. Three engines will be on scene tomorrow.
• Helicopters: The Type 3 with bucket for water drops has been released.

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