Barbero Fire On Santa Fe National Forest

SFNF News:
  • Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest
  • On Rowe Mesa about 12 miles southeast of Pecos
Start Date: Reported May 26, 2016
Size: Approximately 146 acres at 8 a.m.
Percent Contained: 50%
Growth Potential: Minimal
Cause: Human, under investigation
Vegetation: Pinon-juniper, ponderosa pine, heavy slash from thinning            
Summary: The fire appears to be human caused and started during the night. Crews will continue to burn out unburned pockets and expect to have the fire 100% contained today. Smoke may be visible along the I-25 corridor from Pecos to Tecolote. Smoke reported on Thursday north of Pecos was drift from the Barbero Fire.
Structures Threatened: None.
Weather: The forecast is for temperatures in the mid-60s to low-70s with a 60% chance of precipitation and winds in the 15-20 mph range with gusts up to 35 mph. Showers and thunderstorms with scattered lightning are likely.   
Resources Assigned:
  • Firefighters: 25
  • Engines: Three engines, including resources from Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District and Española Ranger District. New Mexico State Forestry and the Rowe Mesa Volunteer Fire Department also responded.
Fire Information: Updates will be posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at and on @SantaFeNF and