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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 503-545-8173