Cebollita Fire Burning Three Miles West of La Cueva


A fire was discovered today on the Jemez Ranger District three miles west of La Cueva.

Smoke from the Cebollita Fire is  visible to residents from La Cueva and Jemez Springs. Fuels on the ground are creating a fair amount of smoke.

The Cebollita Fire is at two acres and holding. An incident commander is on scene and two engines are enroute.

Cebollita Fire, Jemez Ranger District

Fire Name: Cebollita Fire

Time/Date Reported: 2:05 p.m. Sept. 21

Location: Approximately 3 miles west of La Cueva

Legal Description: 19N, 3E, Sec 19

Cause: Human-caused

Fuels: Ponderosa Pine

Size: 2 acres

Containment: 0 percent

Resources Committed: An incident commander, law enforcement investigator, and 1 engine (La Cueva Volunteers) are on scene, 1 engine (Forest Service) is enroute.

Threats: None

Spread Potential: Low

Smoke: Smoke is visible from La Cueva and Jemez Springs. 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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