Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – MONUMENT FIRE – Fire is now 100% Contained!

New Fire Start – Monument Fire

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Date/Time Detected: 6/3/16  1:05 pm

Location: Approximately 1.5 miles northeast of Timberon, NM

Lat/Long: 32 deg, 40 min, 15.78 sec X 105 deg, 39 min, 1.08 min

Legal Description: T19S, R13E, Sec 7

Firefighting Resources: One Forest Service engine and five firefighters are on scene.  They are implementing full suppression tactics on this wildfire and currently working on securing the fire perimeter.

Size: 1/10 – ONE-TENTH OF AN ACRE

Containment:  100% Contained as of 8:00 pm (6/3/16)!

Cause: Lightning

Status: The fire is primarily burning in mixed conifer and dead and down timber and slash at an elevation of 8,000 ft. Fire is burning along the ground with flame lengths up to 1 ft. tall.  Fire behavior is best described as “smoldering and creeping in duff.”  Current size is estimated at ONE-TENTH of an acre, with “low” spread potential.

Regarding smoke, in the event of a prescribed fire or wildfire: 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 by mid-day tomorrow (6/4/16).

PIO: Loretta Benavidez, llbenavidez@fs.fed.us  575-430-5546

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