Spring Fire Update: 2/6/21, 9:15 am

Jurisdiction: State/Private and Lincoln National Forest

Size: 17 acres

Cause: Human Caused, Structure Fire

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

Location: Near Hay Canyon Rd and Agua Chiquita Rd (near Sacramento, NM)

Firefighting Resources: 2 Type-6 engines, numerous volunteer fire departments, miscellaneous personnel. Additional resource including personnel, a bulldozer and water tenders have been ordered and will be arriving today.

Fuel Type:  Ponderosa pine, grasses

Values at Risk: Possible structures near Sacramento

Structures Burned: 1

Fire Update: The Spring Fire grew to 17 acres overnight. Fire fighters worked overnight to complete fire line around all sides of the fire. The lines are holding. Additional personnel and equipment were ordered last night and are beginning to arrive this morning. Today crews will be mopping up and monitoring the blaze to ensure fire lines hold and to catch any spot fires that may occur.

The fire, which began as a structure fire along Hay Canyon Rd in the town of Sacramento, NM eventually spread to the adjacent Lincoln National Forest in Spring Canyon.  

Weather: Winds will remain gusty (10-35mph) along the Sacramento east slopes this morning but are forecasted to subside by this afternoon. Dry weather throughout the region will continue over the next several days, with seasonally warm temperatures. Relative humidity will drop to around 10 percent by the afternoon. A cold front is anticipated late this week.

Smoke: Smoke ventilation will be fair to good by this afternoon, but smoke will be visible from nearby towns and roadways like Sacramento, Weed, Agua Chiquita Rd, Upper Rio Penasco Rd and Highway 130 (aka Cox Canyon Highway).

Additional information will be released this evening.

PIO: Laura Rabon, laura.rabon@usda.gov

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