The Alamo Fire in the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest is 60 percent contained. Lightning sparked the fire Wednesday near Forest Road 289 within a half mile of the southern border of Bandelier National Monument. It has burned 15 acres of grass and dead and down trees.
Resources on scene include two Type 6 engines with eight personnel. The fire intensity is low and burning within the Las Conchas burn area. Due to the presence of many snags, it is unsafe for personnel to utilize direct suppression strategies. Crews successfully constructed a fire line in the early morning hours while taking advantage of low winds. Air resources were used to help minimize fire spread, and are being utilized as-needed.
Local communities may be impacted by smoke because of prevailing winds. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory 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’s website at https://nmtracking.org/fire.
Fire Information: Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at nmfireinfo.com and on Twitter @SantaFeNF and www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF.
For more information, contact the Santa Fe National Forest Public Affairs Office at 505.438.5320.