Three Rivers Fire – April 28, 2021 Evening Update

Acres: 12,000

Percent Containment: 5%

Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021

Structures burned: 0

Number of Resources: 168

Cause: Unknown, under investigation

Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire has spread towards both Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area.

Cooler Weather Slows Three Rivers Fire Growth

Southwest Type 1 Team 2, led by Incident Commander Dave Bales, assumed management of the fire this morning. Cooler, wetter weather resulted in minimal fire growth today. To protect private land direct fire line (building line as close to the fire edge as possible) and indirect fire line (building control line ahead of an approaching fire) were constructed. Sacramento and Smokey Bear Hotshot Crews worked to minimize fire growth on the Mescalero Apache Reservation. Crews also focused on scouting the most optimal locations for fire lines to protect Ski Apache and Lookout Mountain. Engine crews assessed and planned for structural protection in the Bonito Subdivision, should the fire continue to move in that direction.

EVACUATIONS LIFTED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:  Nogal Canyon Area (up to the Nogal Peak Trailhead), Bonito Canyon Area up to the Bonito Lake Dam, Church Mountain, Ranchman’s Camp, Loma Grande, Cora Dutton, Magado, Ski Apache up to the Eagle Lakes turn, Villa Madonna

RESIDENTS SHOULD REMAIN VIGILANT AND PREPARED FOR EVACUATIONS IN THESE AND ADDITIONAL AREAS IF FIRE BEHAVIOR INCREASES.

ROAD CLOSURES

• Bonito Canyon Road past the Bonito Lake Dam

• Nogal Canyon Road past the Nogal Peak trailhead

• Three Rivers Trailhead and Campground

• Monjeau Lookout at Sierra Vista

Wildfires are a No Drone Zone.  As a reminder, every time a drone is seen near the fire all aircraft are grounded until we can be sure the drone is clear of the area. For more information visit Know Before You Fly, http://knowbeforeyoufly.org.

Fire Information Public Phone Line: 575-386-5077

Fire Information Media Phone Line: 575-386-5108

InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7440/

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