Alamo Fire Update


Alamo Fire Update

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: 80%

 Fuel: grass, dead and down trees

Weather: Clear skies/winds calm

Situation: Resources on scene include 1 engine with 3 personnel, 1 helitack. Fire intensity is moderate and creating more visible smoke. Fire is burning within the Las Conchas burn area. Firefighters continue to secure containment lines by extinguishing hot spots along the perimeter of 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

Fire Information: Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at and on Twitter @SantaFeNF and

For more information, contact the Santa Fe National Forest Public Affairs Officer cel phone at (505) 231-0038.


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