SFNF – Aragon Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aragon Fire UPDATE

Start Date: July 12

Cause: Lightning

Size: 450 acres

Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest

Containment: 50%

Fuel: Ponderosa Pine

Weather: 75% chance for rain showers over the next few days

Resources: 6 personnel

Situation: The fire remains in a remote location East of Gallina Peak and West of the Rio Chama Wilderness in the Aragon Spring Area. The fire is within a 503 acre containment areaOver the weekend the fire continued with low intensity movement toward the Rio Chama.  On Monday, the fire received over a quarter inch of rain. Resources are in a monitor status as the fire continues to achieve forest health objectives. Control lines continue to hold. Fire backing down toward Rio Chama, which is natural barrier to the east. Smoke may be visible from 112 south of El Vado Dam.

Smoke/Air Quality: Smoke impact to local communities remains low, however, smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease should be prepared to exercise 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. For information on the HEPA filter loan program, go to http://www.santafefireshed.org/hepa-filter-loan-program/.

Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at www.nmfireinfo.com and on Twitter @SantaFeNF, and www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF. For more information, contact the Cuba Ranger District at (575) 289-3264.

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