Final Update for Cañada Fire on the Carson National Forest, El Rito Ranger District

Location: Carson National Forest, El Rito Ranger District

Size: 25 acres                     Cause: Lightning

Date Detected: June 8, 2020      Evacuations: None

Fuel Type: Ponderosa Pine, Dry Mixed Conifer, Dead and Down Logs

Values at Risk:  No known natural or cultural values at risk      Containment: 100%

Resources:   3 Engines, Lolo Hotshots     Total:   29 Personnel

This will be the last update for the Cañada Fire unless there is a significant change.

Fire Update – 6/11/2020:  The Cañada Fire burning 9 miles of north of El Rito, N.M. and 11 miles east of Canjilon, N.M. is 100% contained. The Cañada Fire is 25 acres and was started by lightning. Resources will be reduced, but crews will continue to monitor the fire and reinforce the fire line surrounding the fire if needed.

Smoke may be visible in the surrounding communities, Taos and Española. The Carson National Forest would like to remind all visitors of the fire restrictions (Stage 2) still in place. Igniting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire is prohibited.

Please visit the New Mexico Department of Health’s smoke page for information on protecting your health during fires and on smoky days:



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