Cuerno Fire Shows Minimal Activity (Santa Fe National Forest)

SANTA FE, NM – August 3, 2016 For Immediate Release.  The lightning-caused Cuerno Fire that started on August 1, 2016 on the Coyote Ranger District remains in monitor status after minimal overnight fire activity.

Located 13 miles southeast of Coyote and 10 miles southwest of Abiquiu, the two-acre fire is confined by rocky cliffs and exposed ground rock formations.  The fire is slowly creeping though grass and dead and down timber.

Smoke from the Cuerno Fire may be visible from Coyote, Abiquiu and Highway 84.  Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems are encouraged to take precautionary measures.  Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website at

For information about the Cuerno Fire contact the Coyote Ranger District at (575) 638-5526.  Updates will also be available on the New Mexico Fire Information website at, @SantaFeNF and


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