Lincoln National Forest: New Fire Start Above Three Rivers Campground

Smoke visible from Highway 54.

Fire Name: Three Rivers Fire

Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District

Fire Size: 30 acres

Containment: 0%

Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation

Resources: 2 Engines, 1 Type-1 Hotshot Crew, Air Attack. Multiple additional resources have been ordered and will be arriving as soon as possible.

Date/Time Detected: Morning of Monday, April 26, 2021

Location: The fire is located above Three Rivers Campground on the backside of the White Mountains of the Smokey Bear Ranger District between Tularosa and Carrizozo.

Fire Update: A new wildfire start was reported on the morning of Monday, April 26, 2021. The Three Rivers Fire is located above Three Rivers Campground on the backside of the White Mountains of the Smokey Bear Ranger District.

Smoke is highly visible from Highway 54. The fire is currently 30 acres and is actively burning. Fire personnel will use a combination of tactics from the air and ground to fully suppress the fire.  

The weather today is expected to be windy, with 20+ mph gusts from the southwest. Temperatures will be in the low 80s, with humidity levels in the single digits.  

You can expect another post this afternoon with more information.

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

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