UPDATE: Lake Fork Fire – Sandoval County

The Lake Fork Fire, located 7 miles northwest of Jemez Springs, NM is now 65% contained. The fire is burning on state and federal land and remains estimated at 92 acres. No structures are threatened. Fire behavior continues to be minimal with some smoldering. The Lake Fork Fire started on state land Saturday, November 6, 2021, before moving onto the USDA Forest Service (USFS) – Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District. The fire has been determined to be human-caused. Approximately 37 personnel are assigned to the fire at this time.

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:  Human caused

Area Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, ground vegetation (shrubs, grass, pine needles)
Estimated Acres Burned: 92

Ownership(s): State and federal 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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