Dog Head Fire Daily 9:30am Update


DOG HEAD FIRE UPDATE – 6/24/2016, 8:00 A.M.



Acres: 17,912                                                                                     Containment: 83%

Cause: Human – under investigation                                                  Start Date:  June 14, 2016

Jurisdiction:  Cibola National Forest, NM State Forestry, Southern Pueblo Agency/BIA, BLM

Location:  6 miles NW of Tajique, NM

Vegetation:  Heavy fuels, dead and down timber, ponderosa pine stands

Damage Assessment: 24 single residences and 21 other minor structures

Total Personnel:  625

Up to three inches of rain fell on portions of the fire yesterday. The probability of ignition has been drastically reduced with the increase in relative humidity. Weather prediction for today calls for slightly warmer, drier weather in the next couple of days with the driest day being Saturday and rain forecasted for the upcoming week.

The firefighters will continue assessing and performing rehabilitation operations today. Bea Day’s Type 1 Incident Management Team will be transitioning the fire to the Albuquerque Zone Type 3 Team, Incident Commander Ryan Romero at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.

No additional public meetings are planned unless there is a significant change in fire conditions.

The strategy for this fire is full suppression.  Incident objectives include providing for the safety of firefighters and the public, while protecting values at risk, and providing support for on-going utility recovery efforts, evacuations and planned re-entry into closed areas.

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This will be the only update posted today.

Evacuation/Road Info (8am – 8pm)855-620-1747, 855-620-1746, 855-615-5195, 855-615-5196, 888-308-3120 and


Fire Information (8am – 8pm)855-585-5546, 855-585-5547, 855-581-3861, 855-581-3862,,,

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