Type 3 Incident Management Team Takes Command of Montoya Springs Fire

Date detected:  Thursday, August 29

Cause:  Lightning

Location:  Carson NF, Canjilon Ranger District, near Forest Road 724, 2 miles east of the community of Canjilon, NM

Size:  approximately 1 acre

Fire behavior:  minimal, creeping, smoldering

Vegetation:  oak brush, grass, ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper.

Command of the Montoya Springs fire has transitioned from a Type 4 organization to the Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team under Incident Commander Jamie Long as of 6:00 am today. Crews are opening up road systems around the fire area while fire managers are monitoring and evaluating the fire to determine the best course of action. No structures or other values are threatened. The fire is burning within an old burn scar from the 2002 Montoya Fire.

There will be an open house at the Canjilon Ranger District from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 3 to allow the public to come in and ask questions.

Smoke may be visible from the communities of Canjilon and Placita Garcia and also from US 84 and NM State Highway 115. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with heart or respiratory problems are encouraged to take precautionary measures. For information on air quality and protecting your health, please visit https://nmtracking.org/fire. For information on the HEPA filter loan program, go to https://facnm.org/smoke#smokeanchor5.

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