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Colorado Peak and Bear Springs Fires Holding Despite Red Flag Conditions

on June 10, 2012 - 8:01am

Both the Colorado Peak and Bear Springs fires held Friday despite red flag conditions - hot, dry and windy weather.

Firefighters continue mop-up operations. Mop-up operations consist of putting out or removing burning material that’s near containment lines, cutting down standing dead trees and creating cup trenches to prevent debris from rolling onto unburned vegetation.

Colorado Peak: 246 acres, 95 percent contained. The Colorado Peak Fire is located on the Española Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest; approximately 10 miles northwest of the Santa Fe Airport.

Bear Springs: 622 acres, 95 percent contained. The Bear Springs fire is located on the Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest; 6 miles NE of Ponderosa and 6 miles southeast of Jemez Springs.

As of 8:30 p.m. Saturday, the Santa Fe National Forest has had no new fires.

“People going out to enjoy their public lands need to continue being fire safe,” Fire Staff Officer Robert Morales said in a news release. “We count on the public to help reduce risk."

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