Alameda Fire on Santa Fe National Forest in Monitoring Status

Start Date: July 18, 2017

Cause: Lightning

Size: Under 1 acre

Location: On the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, the fire is approximately 1 ½ miles northeast of Deadman’s Lookout.

Vegetation: The fire is burning in ponderosa pine.

Current Situation: A lightning strike ignited a single standing dead tree that fell, spreading the fire to surrounding slash and nearby dead and down timber. The low-intensity fire is creeping and smoldering.

Smoke/Air Quality: Smoke can be expected to be visible from nearby mesas, the Rio Chama, the tops of nearby mesas and the Monastery of Christ in the Desert.  Individuals sensitive to smoke, as well as those with respiratory or heart disease, are reminded to take precautionary measures.  Air quality information and health protection measures are available online at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website:

Fire Information:  Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at and on @SantaFeNF and Additional information can be obtained from the Cuba Ranger District at 575-289-3264.

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