Francisco Fire Now at 90% Containment

Jurisdiction: Carson National Forest, Camino Real Ranger District

Fire Size: 15 Acres

Containment: 90%

Cause: Unknown

Resources: 2 engines, 1 handcrew

Date/Time Detected: Monday, April 26, 2021, 10:00 p.m.

Location: 3 miles NW of the community of Truchas

Fire Update: The Francisco Fire, first detected on Monday evening about 3 miles northwest of Truchas, New Mexico, is now at 90% containment after receiving some light precipitation today. Fire crews secured containment lines this morning and will continue mop-up and monitoring operations. This will be the final news release unless something significant changes on the incident.

Smoke: Minimal white, wispy smoke from the southwest corner of the fire may be visible from the communities of El Rito, Española, Rio Chama, El Duende, Chilile, Tesuque, Truchas, Chimayó, Cordova, and Alcalde, New Mexico. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website.

Fire information is posted on the Carson National Forest websiteNew Mexico Fire Information website and on the Carson National Forest Facebook and Twitter pages.

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