McClure Fire in Santa Fe Watershed, Santa Fe National Forest

June 23, 2016; 2:30 p.m.
• Española Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest
• In the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed approximately 2 miles from Hyde State Park and on the boundary of the Pecos Wilderness

Start Date: Reported June 23, 2016
Size: At least 5 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Cause: Unknown, under investigation
Growth Potential: High
Vegetation: Heavy fuels, dead and down timber, ponderosa pine

Summary: Fire resources are responding to reports of a fire in the Wilderness portion of the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed. Air attack is currently sizing up the scene and reports that the fire is moving at a moderate rate of spread with isolated torching. The potential for growth is high because the area is on the edge of the Wilderness and has not been treated with thinning or prescribed burns to reduce the risk of wildfire. The Santa Fe National Forest is coordinating response with the City of Santa Fe. A staging area is being established at Hyde State Park. Multiple resources have been ordered.

Values Threatened: McClure Reservoir for the City of Santa Fe; communication site used by FAA, fire, law enforcement, EMS and others

Weather: A 60% chance of moisture with possible showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Temperatures are in the low to mid 80s and humidity in the 20-30% range. Winds are from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph.

Resources Assigned:
• 3 Hotshot crews
• Atalaya hand crew
• Air attack fixed-wing aircraft
• Type 2 helicopter
• Type 3 helicopter
• 3 Forest Service engines
• Multiple city, county engines
• 4 heavy air tankers en route

Fire Information: Updates will be posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at and on @SantaFeNFand
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