UPDATE: Lake Fork Fire – Sandoval County

The Lake Fork Fire, located northwest of Jemez Springs, NM is currently 80% contained. The fire has seen no new growth in several days and remains estimated at 92 acres. Unburned pockets of fuel in the interior of the fire and burnout operations may produce additional smoke today. The human-caused fire started on state land Saturday, November 6, 2021, then moved onto the USDA Forest Service (USFS) – Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District. This will be the last notification for the Lake Fork Fire unless there are significant changes.

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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