Guadalupe Fire: Dec. 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Guadalupe Fire:  Dec. 8, 2017

Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest

Start Date: Dec. 8, 2017

Cause: Unknown

Size:  Approximately 2 to 3 acres

Location:  Near Forest Road (FR) 376 on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.  Smoke is visible as far south as Rio Rancho, NM.  Travelers along FR 376 need to be mindful of fire personnel and equipment in the area.

Vegetation:  Logging slash and pre-made piles.

Current Situation: The fire was reported to the Jemez Ranger District office on Friday, Dec 8 at 12:27 p.m.  Resources dispatched to the fire include three engines with one currently on-scene.  A 10-person hand crew is ordered from Santa Fe known as the “Returning Heroes”.  A Type 3 helicopter is ordered out of Fenton Hill and will use Fenton Lake to acquire water for the fire.  Those recreating on and around Fenton Lake should be mindful of the activity.

Weather:  Details will be provided when available.

Smoke/Air Quality:  Fire is producing heavy smoke.  Once air quality can be determined, results will be posted online at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website:  https://nmtracking.org/fire.

Fire Information:  Fire updates will be posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at nmfireinfo.com and on @SantaFeNF and www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF.  For more information, contact Santa Fe National Forest Public Affairs Officer, Bruce Hill at (505) 438-5320, or email brucehill@fs.fed.us.

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