New Wildfire Start reported on Alamo Navajo Indian Reservation – Juniper Fire – April 28

Reported start date / time: April 28, 2022 / 1400

Cause: Unknown        

Size: 10-15 acres

Location: Alamo Reservation

Containment: 0%

Fuels: Salt Cedar and Grass.

Fire behavior: The Juniper Fire is exhibiting moderate fire behavior.

Weather: Current conditions: Above normal temperatures with humidity at 7%, clear skies and drought conditions. Winds are 5-10 mph with gusts to 20 from the West.  A Red Flag warning in effect for April 28 at 0900 to April 29 at 2100.

Resources on scene: Firefighters from the Cibola National Forest, State of New Mexico, and Bureau of Land Management. They are on scene with 3 Type 6 Engines and 1 Suppression Module.

Values at risk: At this time, the fire is not a threat to any communities, and there are no evacuations in effect.

Strategy: The strategy for the Juniper Fire is full suppression.

Safety: The health and safety of firefighters and the public are always the first priority. Members of the public should stay away from Juniper Fire operations.

Drones pose a serious risk to firefighting and can cause air operations to cease.
The public is reminded that “If you fly, we can’t!”

Smoke may be visible in the surrounding areas of Alamo and Magdalena. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. 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

This will be the only release on this fire unless conditions or the situation warrants additional information.

For more information on Juniper Fire contact:

Magdalena Ranger District Office: 575-854-2281

Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands Supervisor’s Office: 505-346-3900

Any additional information will be posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website, and the Cibola NF & NGs Facebook & Twitter pages.

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