New Start-Lincoln National Forest-Spring Fire near Sacramento, NM.

The Spring Fire

Jurisdiction: Private Land and Lincoln National Forest

Size: 5 acres

Cause: Human Caused

Date/Time Detected: 8:30 pm Feb. 5, 2021

Location: Spring Canyon, near Sacramento

Firefighting Resources: 2 Type-6 engines, numerous volunteer fire departments, miscellaneous personnel.

Fuel Type:  Ponderosa pine, grasses

Values at Risk: Structures near Sacramento

Fire Update: The Spring Fire began as a structure fire near the town of Sacramento, NM which spread to the adjacent Lincoln National Forest. The fire is burning near Spring Canyon and is approximately 5 acres. Firefighting resources are on scene including 2 type-6 engines and numerous volunteer fire departments. The status of the structure is unknown at this time. Winds from the west gusting 12-30 mph are fanning the fire that is burning in ponderosa pine and grass. Temperatures in the mid-30s and humidity levels around 30 percent throughout the night could aid firefighters in their effort to control the blaze. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

PIO: Laura Rabon, 505-681-2837 laura.rabon@usda.gov

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