DOG HEAD FIRE UPDATE – 6/27/2016, 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:  266

Rehabilitation has been completed on the north and west side of the fire perimeter. Firefighters will continue to patrol the west perimeter. The majority of the work remains on the east side of the fire perimeter where the excavators are working on rehabilitate dozer line.

With the majority of the work done on the hand line rehabilitation, crews will begin the demobilization process today. Crews remaining will continue mop-up and rehabilitate dozer and hand line.

Today’s weather prediction is mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m., temperatures from 80-84 degrees, and relative humidity 38-43%. Terrain dominated winds less than 6 to 12 mph in the afternoon. Gusty and erratic winds expected neat thunderstorms.

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.

Fire Information (8am – 8pm): 855-585-5546,,,

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