Lincoln National Forest-Smokey Bear Ranger District- Pine Lodge Fire

Incident Name – Pine Lodge Fire

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Size: 30 acres

Containment: 0%

Containment Strategy: Full Suppression

Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation

Date/Time Detected: June 19, 2019, at approximately 2:00 pm

General Location: Off Highway 246 about 4 miles up Forest Service Road 130 near Boy Scout Mountain.

Lat/Long: Lat: 33°, 37′ 28.6″ Long:-105°, 14′, 40″

Legal Description: T8S, R17E, SESE Sec 10

Firefighting Resources:  6 Engines, 1 Helicopter, 1 Wildland Fire Module. 1 Air Attack, 2 Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs). Additional resources are on order.

Total Personnel: 35

Fuel Type: Grass, Pinyon-Juniper, Mix Conifer

Values at Risk: Radio Towers, Cabins

Injuries: None

Fire Update-First Report. 6/19/2019 at 6 pm: Crews are responding to the Pine Lodge Fire on the Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest. The fire is approximately 30 acres.

An Ecoservant trail crew was doing trail work on the Capitan Peak Trail. They were all safely evacuated. No injuries were reported. At this time, it has been reported that at least 1 structure and 1 vehicle have burned in the Pine Lodge Fire.

Multiple engines and fire personnel are on scene. Additional resources have been ordered. Powerlines have been turned off due to the proximity of the fire to ensure firefighter safety. There is a fire weather watch in effect until 9:00 pm tonight. Winds are coming out of the southwest at 20 to 25 mph. Humidity levels are 15%.

More information will be released as it becomes available. Posts for the Pine Lodge Fire will be released each morning and evening.

Please visit the NM Department of Health’s smoke page for information on protecting your health during fires and on smoky days:  https://nmtracking.org/fire.

PIO: Laura Rabon, 575-208-4402 laura.rabon@usda.gov

 

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