Lincoln National Forest – NEW FIRE reported on Sacramento Ranger District – 6/01/17 4:45 pm FIRST AND FINAL Fire Update

New Wildfire reported on the Sacramento Ranger District – BIRTHDAY FIRE:

Fire Update – 6/01/17 – 4:45 pm – The Birthday Fire was reported at 3:02 pm on 6/1/17.  It is located about 3 miles NW of Mayhill – (Lat 32 deg, 54 min, 56.91 sec x Long 105 deg, 31 min, 32.15 sec; Legal description:  T16S, R14E, SESE Sec 17).  The fire is a single snag fire caused by lightning.  Volunteer firefighters arrived on scene first and initiated suppression activities on the fire, FS firefighters were on scene shortly thereafter.  The fire was contained at less than one-tenth of an acre.  Volunteer Fire Department personnel have been released and FS firefighters remained on scene to continue working on mopping up the fire. 

THIS WILL BE THE FIRST AND LAST FIRE UPDATE FOR THE BIRTHDAY FIRE UNLESS THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO REPORT.

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:  https://nmtracking.org/fire

PIO: Loretta Benavidez, llbenavidez@fs.fed.us  575-430-5546

 

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