Final Update for the Tortolita Fire 6/9/20 – Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Smoke seen rising above the Tortolita Fire 6/7/20

Smoke seen rising above the Tortolita Fire on 6/7/20

Incident Name – Tortolita Fire

Jurisdiction: State, Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Size: 5 acres. (4.5 acres on private land. 0.5 acres on US Forest Service Land)

Containment: 80%

Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation

Date/Time Detected: 6/7/2020 3:45 pm

Location: Approximately 2 miles southwest of Nogal, NM.

Lat/Long: 33°32’7.37″N, 105°43’57.71″W

Firefighting Resources: 2 engines plus support personnel.

Fuel Type:  Pine, Pinyon-Juniper, Brush

Fire Update 6/9/20: The Tortolita Fire is now 80 percent contained.  Last night there were gusty winds near the fire, however, all fire lines continue to hold. Temperatures dropped 10 degrees below average last night. Below-average temperatures are also forecasted today, which will help firefighters as they continue to put out hot spots and monitor the fire area.

The Tortolita Fire started June 7, 2020 and is 5 acres in size.  Fire investigators are looking into the cause of the fire, which is currently unknown.

This will be the final update for the Tortolita Fire.

Tortolita Fire Map June 8 2020

PIO: Laura Rabon, 505-681-2837

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