Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Appletree Fire – 8/8/16 9:15 pm FIRST AND FINAL FIRE UPDATE

New Fire Start – Appletree Fire


Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Date/Time Detected: 8/8/16 2:58 pm

Location: Approximately 8 miles northwest of Timberon, NM, near Sacramento Lookout.

Lat/Long: 32 deg, 44 min, 37.71 sec X 105 deg, 45 min, 17.28 sec

Legal Description: T18S, R12E, Sec 18

Firefighting Resources: One FS engine, 3 personnel.

Values at Risk: None

Hazards: Snags, rugged terrain

Size: One-tenth of an acre

Containment: 0%

Cause: Lightning

Status: This fire was reported around mid-afternoon today. Forest Service firefighters responded to the fire, which they reported to be a single snag.  Firefighters proceeded with suppression tactics and full containment of the fire.

Regarding smoke, in the event of a prescribed fire or wildfire: If visibility becomes lower because of smoke, please visit the NM Department of Health’s smoke page:

This will be the last update, UNLESS there is a significant change to report.

PIO: Loretta Benavidez,  575-430-5546

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