Paliza Fire on Santa Fe National Forest
June 18, 2016; 10:00 a.m.
• Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest
• In Paliza Canyon off Forest Road 266 northeast of the Paliza Campground and a mile west of the Ponderosa Christian Camp
Start Date: Reported June 18, 2016
Size: Approximately 1 acre
Percent Contained: 50%
Cause: Human, under investigation Growth Potential: Moderate
Vegetation: Oak brush, ponderosa pine and Douglas fir
Summary: The fire is on the mesa top and is smoldering and creeping with flame lengths of 2 to 4 feet. Firefighters have completed a line around the perimeter and will continue working to contain the fire. Smoke may be visible along the Highway 4 corridor. The fire appears to be human caused, and an investigator is on scene.
Fire danger on the Santa Fe National Forest is Very High this weekend. Visitors are urged to use extreme caution with campfires, smoking, shooting and other activities that may spark. Fireworks are always prohibited on National Forest System lands.
Structures Threatened: None
Weather: A high pressure system is pushing temperatures up, and conditions are very dry and unstable with very low humidity. Winds are 0 to 5 mph on the upslope, and high temperatures will be in the 90s.
• Firefighters: 15
• Engines: 4
Fire Information: Updates will be posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at nmfireinfo.com and on @SantaFeNFand http://www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.