375 Fire


375 Fire

Start Date: June 4

Cause: Lightning

Location: Pecos Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. West of Forest Road 375 and 1.5 miles east of the Glorieta Lookout.

Size: ½ acre

Containment:  0%

Fuel:  Ponderosa pine and grass understory

Weather:  North, northwest winds 8-15 mph

Situation: Fire is behavior is low to moderate.  Resources on scene include; one engine, and one helicopter. Firefighters utilize the helicopter for bucket drops to keep the fire in check while constructing containment lines. One engine will stay on scene overnight 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) 438-5321.


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