Alamo Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Alamo Fire: May 24

Start Date: May 23

Cause: Lightning

Size: 15 acres

Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. Forest Road 289 within a half mile of the southern border of Bandelier Park

Containment: 60%

Fuel: grass, dead and down trees

Weather: Mostly clear skies/winds 3-7, gusts to 10 mph

Situation: Resources on scene include 2 Type 6 engines with 8 personnel. Fire intensity is low. Fire is burning within the Las Conchas burn area. Due to the presence of many snags it is unsafe for personnel to utilize direct suppression strategies. Crews successfully constructed fire line in the early morning hours while taking advantage of low winds.  Air resources were used to help minimize fire spread, and are being utilized as-needed.

Smoke/Air Quality: Local communities may be impacted by smoke because of prevailing winds. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website at https://nmtracking.org/fire.

Fire Information: Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at nmfireinfo.com and on Twitter @SantaFeNF and www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF.

For more information, contact the Santa Fe National Forest Public Affairs Office at (505) 438-5320.

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