Lincoln National Forest – Guadalupe Ranger District – NEW START – Crockett Fire – 7/17/17 9:10 pm

New Fire Start – Crockett Fire

INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 07/17/17  9:10 pm

Jurisdiction: NM State Forestry, Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District and Bureau of Land Management

Date/Time Detected: 07/17/17  6:07 pm

Lat/Long:  32 deg,  31 min, 12.96 sec X 104 deg,  59 min,  0.59 sec.

Legal Description: T21S, R19E, NENE Sec 3

Firefighting Resources: 2 engines, 6 firefighters, + overhead

Values at Risk: None

Hazards: Terrain

Fuels: Grass and Brush

Size: 10-15 acres

Containment: None

Cause: Lightning

Status: Firefighters responded to the Crockett Fire shortly after it was reported earlier this evening.  The fire’s initial size is estimated to be at 10-15 acres. Firefighting resources are on scene with more en route. They will perform an initial assessment tonight and move forward with fire activities. The fire was primarily burning in grass and brush.

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:

PIO: Laura Walsh, 575-681-2837

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