Albuquerque, NM; June 15, 2016; 6:15 AM – Crews monitored the Dog Head Fire throughout the night. Cooler temperatures helped to minimize fire growth. An infrared flight conducted at 2:45 AM allowed fire managers to obtain a more accurate measure of the fire’s size. The Dog Head Fire is 682 acres with no reported containment.
Two (20 person) Hot Shot crews are on site, and two more are expected to arrive this morning. Other resources include 4 helicopters, 2 lead planes, 1 air attack, 6 single engine air tankers, and 6 air tankers. Two additional helicopters and one air attack are on order and should arrive this morning as well.
The local Type 3 team that has been on scene will continue to manage fire operations throughout today. An incoming Type 2 team, under the command of Rich Nieto, will attend an 8:00 AM briefing to obtain an overview of the fire; they will shadow the Type 3 Team throughout the day, and assume responsibility of the Dog Head Fire this evening.
Voluntary evacuations have been recommended for Monzano Morning, Aceves Road, and La Parra Road. A community meeting will take place tonight at 7:00 PM at a location yet to be determined.
A temporary phone center has been established to provide information about the Dog Head Fire from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM today. Please call 505-346-3870 if you have questions. A new Fire Information phone number will be available this evening. A Facebook page has also been established for the Dog Head fire at: