Eagle Fire, Lincoln NF

New Fire Start – Eagle

FIRE UPDATE 05/30/10:30 AM

Jurisdiction:  Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear District

Date/Time Detected:  5/29/16 3:52 pm

Location:  Fire is burning approximately 5 miles NE from Ruidoso, NM

Lat/Long:  33 deg, 22 min, 57.35 sec X 105 deg, 37 min, 56.28 min

Legal Description:  T11N, R13E, Sec 1

Firefighting Resources:  US Forest Service firefighters have been on scene since yesterday and today. They are being supported by a 20 person crew.  Firefighters yesterday were performing initial attack and completed constructing a fireline around the fire. Approximately 30 personnel are currently assigned to the Eagle Fire.

Values at Risk:  Ranching improvements

Size:  estimated size at this time is 2.0 acres

Containment:  100%

Cause:  Human Cause, Abandoned Campfire

Status:  The fire is primarily burning in Pinon Juniper and Slash at an elevation of 7,500 ft.  Fire behavior is described as moderate.  It is currently estimated at 2 acres in size.

Regarding smoke, if visibility becomes lower because of smoke, please visit the NM Department of Health’s smoke page:  https://nmtracking.org/fire

The next update will be provided around 5 pm tonight. .

PIO:  Willie Begay, wbegay@fs.fed.us  503-545-8173


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