Los Charcos Fire 90 % Contained, Firefighters Will Continue to Monitor

Isleta Pueblo – For Immediate Release – The human caused Los Charcos Fire on tribal and private land, located south of the Isleta Pueblo between Highway 314 and the Upper Peralta Riverside Drain, straddling the Rio Grande River, has reached 98 acres.  Containment lines are now complete on both sides of the river, and as fire activity winds down, air operations are no longer necessary. Today, firefighters will continue holding containment lines and mopping up interior regions of the fire. All field personnel are expected to demobilize by the end of today with an expected transition of command back to the local type 4 fire organization tomorrow morning.

Weather: Today expected to be mostly sunny, again with temperatures in the mid- to upper-80s. Winds expected to be moderate reaching 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Relative humidity continues to be low.

Safety: Hot spots and hazard trees still remain within the fire perimeter where crews are working. Members of the public are advised to remain at a safe distance from the fire as active operations are still in progress. Firefighters will remain in the area throughout the coming days to monitor the fire and surrounding area.

Closures: The Pueblo of Isleta is currently closed to non-residents. The public is reminded that the Pueblo is under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions due to extreme fire danger.

This will be the last news update for the Los Charcos Fire.  For further information please contact the Southern Pueblos Agency Fire Management at (505)563-3655.

Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6714/

NM Fire Info webpage: www.nmfireinfo.com

Facebook: BIA Forestry & Wildland Fire Management – Southern Pueblos Agency: https://www.facebook.com/SPAFireMgt/

Fire Statistics:

  • Location: Isleta Pueblo
  • Size: 98 acres
  • Date Reported: April 21, 2020
  • Cause: Human
  • Percent Contained: 90%
  • Fuel: Bosque riparian
  • Resources Assigned: 1 Type 3 Incident Management Team,1 Type 4 Engine, 6 Type 6 Engines, 2 Dozers, 1 Interagency Hotshot Crew, 1 Wildland Fire Module, 90 Total personnel

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