Guadalupe Fire UPDATE: Dec. 8, 2017

Guadalupe Fire UPDATE: Dec. 8, 2017

Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest

Start Date: Dec. 8, 2017

Cause: Human

Size:  Approximately 3 to 4 acres, 40% contained

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 on-scene: 3 engines, 10-person hand crew (Returning Heroes), La Cueva Fire Dept water tender, and NM State Forestry. A Type 3 helicopter ordered out of Fenton Hill will use Fenton Lake to acquire water for the fire. Those recreating on and around Fenton Lake should be mindful of the activity. Cause of the fire is under investigation.

Weather:  Winds 0-5 down canyon.

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

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