Gabaldon Fire Update August 13, 2021

This will be the final update on the Gabaldon Fire unless conditions change significantly.

Start date: August 11, 2021    Cause: Lightning           Size: .15-acre                             Containment: 100%

Location: Northeast of Santa Fe near the Chamisa Trailhead on the Española Ranger District

Fuels: Oak, Ponderosa pine, and Piñyon-juniper at approximately 8,500 feet elevation.

Resources: One engine

Operations: Firefighters contained the fire. This is the final news release on the Gabaldon Fire unless conditions change significantly.

Weather: Showers and thunderstorms are predicted for the fire area.

Values at risk: No immediate values at risk.

Safety: The health and safety of firefighters and the public are always the first priority.

Restrictions: Currently, there are no closures or restrictions for the Gabaldon Fire.

Smoke: Smoke from the Gabaldon Fire may be visible to the public in the immediate area. 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 at

Fire updates will be posted on the SFNF website, New Mexico Fire Information website, and on the SFNF Facebook and Twitter.

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