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)!
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, email@example.com 575-430-5546