DOG HEAD FIRE UPDATE – 6/25/2016, 8:00 A.M.
Acres: 17,912 Containment: 90%
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: 12 single residences and 44 other minor structures
Total Personnel: 315
Albuquerque Zone Type 3 Team, Incident Commander Ryan Romero assumed command of the fire at 6:00 a.m. this morning. The Incident Command Post will remain at the Estancia High School but will reducing the foot print within the building to the High School gym. The strategy and objectives will remain the same for the incoming incident command team.
The damage assessment has been reduced to 12 single residences and 44 other minor structures and validated by the County Assessor.
Operations on the fire are to continue mop-up, hold and patrol around the perimeter, finish securing the east side of the fire, and suppression repair and rehab.
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.
Please remember, if you fly, we can’t. Drones near wildfires are not safe. Visit http://www.nifc.gov/drones/ for more information.
Beginning today, we will go down to one phone line listed below. The Public Information shop has also dramatically ramped down, so if you are trying to call and unable to reach anyone, please refer to the links below for fire information.
Fire Information (8am – 8pm): 855-585-5546