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Colorado Peak Fire 65 Percent Contained

on June 7, 2012 - 1:39pm

SFNF News:

Colorado Peak Fire reported at 2:36 p.m. Wednesday approximately 10 miles northwest of the Santa Fe Airport has burned 269 acres (decrease due to better mapping) and is now 65 percent contained.

Firefighters worked through the night to contain the fire. Sparse, patchy fuels and an aggressive fire fight have helped to contain the fire.

A decrease in fire activity has also decreased smoke. Minimal smoke is expected today.

For information on how to protect yourself from smoke visit: https://nmtracking.unm.edu/eh_alerts/.

The public can obtain fire information via the following: Santa Fe National Forest Public Affairs Office: 505-438-5320 or 505-438-5321 Forest Fire Management Hotline: 1-877-971-FIRE

Santa Fe National Forest Website: http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/sfe

NM Fire Information Website: http://www.nmfireinfo.com/ Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SantafeNF

Bear Springs Fire reported 6:36 p.m., Sunday June 3, six miles NE of Ponderosa and six miles SE of Jemez Springs has burned 622 acres and is now 72 percent contained.

Yesterday’s burnout was very clean, resulting in little to no impact to natural and cultural resources. All containment lines in place are secure, and patrol and-mop up to a depth of 200 feet will proceed today. Smoke will continue to be visible for several days or longer as interior fuels burn out.

Some crews will be released today, and demobilization will continue as the fire winds down. Management of the fire will be returned to the Jemez Ranger District on Saturday, June 9.

The Jemez Ranger District extends its sincere gratitude to the firefighters and cooperators for their professionalism, safety record, and sensitivity to cultural and natural resources during the suppression effort.

This is the final news release for this fire from the Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team.

 

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