Lake Fork Fire – Sandoval County – Nov. 8, 2021

The Lake Fork Fire, located 7 miles northwest of Jemez Springs, NM on the USDA Forest Service (USFS) – Santa Fe National Forest, is currently 50% contained. No structures are threatened. The fire is estimated at 50 acres and shows minimal activity. The Lake Fork Fire was initially reported at 3:35 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2021, near Fenton Lake State Park. The fire started on state land before moving onto the Jemez Ranger District. Additional smoke may be seen in the coming days as the fire reaches unburned pockets of fuel within the interior. Approximately 21 personnel from the Forestry Division, Sandoval County, and USFS are working on full containment. The cause is under investigation.

Individuals sensitive to wildfire smoke should take precautions and use the New Mexico Department of Health 5-3-1 Visibility Method to determine if it’s safe to be outside. Learn more at https://nmtracking.org/environment/air/FireAndSmoke.html. 

Start Date & Time: November 6, 2021 – 1535
 
Start Location: 7 miles NW of Jemez Springs, NM

Latitude: 35.875556 N

Longitude:  -106.744167 W 


Cause of Fire:  Under investigation

Area Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, ground vegetation (shrubs, grass, pine needles)
 
Estimated Acres Burned: 50

Ownership(s): State and USFS
 
Structures Threatened: No
 
Structures Burned: None
 
Evacuations: No

Media Contact

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Dept.

Forestry Division
wendy.mason@state.nm.us

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