7/18/18- Lobo Fire UPDATE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lobo Fire UPDATE

Location:  Questa Ranger District of the Carson National Forest

Containment: 0%

Fuel: mixed conifer, aspen, and sub-alpine fir

Weather: Continuing monsoonal rain and thunderstorms

Situation: The Lobo fire was discovered on July 14 and is located approximately 2 miles east of San Cristobal on the Questa Ranger District in the Columbine Hondo Wilderness. The fire is in a remote location with no threats to values at risk. An air reconnaissance flight today indicated that this lightning caused fire remains active. There has been a slight increase fire activity with some isolated tree torching. This type of fire activity is expected and Fire managers will continue to monitor the fire closely. Monsoonal moisture is expected to continue in the area so growth potential is expected to be minimal. The fire is expected to continue to produce smoke over the next few days and visible from Highway 522, Highway 64, Questa, San Cristobal, Lama, and surrounding communities.

For more information, contact the Questa Ranger District at (575) 586-7312.

071818 Lobo Fire Update

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