Vallecitos Fire on Santa Fe National Jemez Ranger District

May 29, 2016; 4:15 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: 0%

Cause:  Under investigation                                                  Growth Potential:  Moderate

Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, logging slash

Summary:  Fire crews are responding to a fire one mile south of Jemez Falls Campground on the Jemez Ranger District.  Fire activity is moderate with isolated torching and spotting.  Winds are out of the south and west at 10-15 mph.  Smoke may be visible around Jemez Falls Campground, Vallecitos de Los Indios and from Highway 4.

Values at Risk:  The community of Vallecitos de Los Indios.

Resources Assigned:  23

  • Firefighters:  One US Forest Service hand crew and one air attack crew
  • Engines:  Five engines, including resources from Jemez Ranger District, Bandelier National Monument, and La Cueva Volunteer Fire Department.
  • Helicopters:  one Type 3 with bucket for water drops

Fire Information:  Vallecitos Fire Information (505) 438-5321.  Updates will be posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at nmfireinfo.com and on @SantaFeNFand www.facebook.com/SantaFe.

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