Alamo Fire Update: May 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Alamo Fire Update: May 25

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:  Winds 5-7, gusts to 15 mph

Situation:  Fire intensity is low.  Fire is burning within the Las Conchas burn area.  Due to presence of many snags, it is unsafe for personnel to utilize direct suppression strategies.  Crews successfully constructed fire line yesterday morning while taking advantage of low winds.  1 Type 6 engine continues to monitor the fire.

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, or email brucehill@fs.fed.us.

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