DOG HEAD FIRE UPDATE – 6/28/2016, 8:00 A.M.

Acres: 17,912                                                                                     Containment: 91%

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:  210

Today a Type 4 organization will shadow the Albuquerque Zone Type 3 Team, and assume command of the fire tomorrow.

Firefighters and heavy equipment will continue rehabilitating dozer line on the east perimeter of the fire. The north and west perimeter of the fire will be unstaffed. Additional crews will continue to demobilize as tasks are completed.

Today’s weather calls for partly cloudy skies in the morning hours – a continuation of yesterday’s clouds and overnight thunderstorms. It will remain partly cloudy in the afternoon with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5:00 p.m.  Rain activity will likely be to the east.

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

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

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