UPDATE: Lake Fork Fire – Sandoval County

The Lake Fork Fire, located 7 miles northwest of Jemez Springs, NM on the USDA Forest Service (USFS) – Santa Fe National Forest, is currently estimated at 92 acres after more accurate GPS mapping. The fire is 60% contained and no structures are threatened. Fire activity remains low with creeping and smoldering behavior.

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. Approximately 35 personnel are assigned to the fire, including crews with the Forestry Division’s Inmate Work Camp and Returning Heroes programs. The cause of the fire remains 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 investigatio92Area Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, ground vegetation (shrubs, grass, pine needles)
Estimated Acres Burned: 92

Ownership(s): State and USFS
Structures Threatened: No
Structures Burned: No
Evacuations: No

Media Contact

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

Forestry Division

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