Breaking News: Fire 8 miles south of White Rock

This fire is now visible from Los Alamos.


Santa Fe National Forest Fire Management Information
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Below is fire information regarding the Colorado Peak Fire that was discovered today. The fire is located in the Caja del Rio on the Santa Fe National Forest between Cochiti and Santa Fe.

Today residents from north of Albuquerque to Santa Fe will see smoke. Fuels on the ground are dry due to the lack of moisture and are creating a fair amount of smoke. The Colorado Peak Fire is at 50 acres and moving north. Firefighters and a helotanker are entroute.

Colorado Peak Fire, Espanola Ranger District
Fire Name: Colorado Peak Fire
Time/Date Reported: Afternoon of June 6
Time/Date Discovered: Afternoon of June 6
Location: Approximately 8 miles northeast of Cochiti Lake
Legal Description: 17N, 7E, Sec 30
Cause: Unknown
Fuels: Pinon and Juniper
Size: 50 acres
Containment: 0%
Resources Committed: Engines enroute, type I hotshot crews, type II crews, and helotanker
Threats: No structures are threatened
Spread Potential: TBD
Smoke: Smoke is visible from North of Albuquerque to Santa Fe. In the evenings, smoke settles into low lying areas, including drainages; however, lifts by mid-morning when the sun rises. Residents near the wildfire who live in low-lying areas may wish to keep their windows closed at night. Information on wildland fire smoke and your health can be found on the New Mexico Department of Health’s website at:

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