DOG HEAD FIRE UPDATE – 6/26/2016, 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: 276
Please be mindful now that the roads are open that there are many dangers especially near the perimeter of the fire. For those that want to take a look at the fire, home owners or general public, please watch for the firefighters, downed power lines, and please keep your driving speed down.
Rehabilitation in the west and southwest fire perimeter are close to completion. The majority of the work is on the east edge of the fire, firefighters are remaining vigilant in the multiple tasks at hand, rehabilitating dozer and hand line, mop-up, and patrol.
Today’s weather prediction is mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms likely, temperatures from 78-83 degrees. Relative humidity 38-43%. Winds out of the southeast 6-10 miles per hour through late morning increasing to 9-14 miles per hour in the afternoon. Gusty and erratic winds are expected near thunderstorms.
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.
Fire Information (8am – 8pm): 855-585-5546