Santa Fe NF Declares Cow Fire Out

SANTA FE, NM – August 7, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest called the lightning-caused Cow Fire out today at noon.

The fire started on July 18th in slash and dead and down timber within the burn scar of the 2000 Viveash Fire.  Natural drainages and the rocky landscape helped fire crews contain the small fire to around seven acres.  The Cow Fire also received a significant amount of monsoonal moisture.

Smoke should no longer be visible from the Cow Fire, which was located about 6 miles northeast of the village of Pecos.

Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at, on Twitter @SantaFeNF and For additional information, contact the Pecos Ranger District at 505.757.6121.

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