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SFNF: Sarca Fire Update

on July 13, 2018 - 8:03am
SFNF Sarca Fire Update:
 
Start Date: July 7
 
Cause: Lightning
 
Size: 7 acres
 
Location: Agua Sarca drainage area of the Pecos Wilderness - Santa Fe National Forest
 
Containment: 0%
 
Fuel: ponderosa pine and other mixed conifer
 
Weather: Cloudy with rain storms approaching
 
Situation: Due to the combination of the fire being inside the Pecos wilderness area, the steep and rocky terrain, and precipitation and lightning, fire managers are monitoring the fire by aircraft. Smoke visible along 285/84 corridor, Espanola, Pojoaque and Tesuque areas
 
Smoke/Air Quality: Smoke impact to local communities at this time is low, however, smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease should be prepared to exercise precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website at https://nmtracking.org/fire.
 
Fire Information: Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at nmfireinfo.com and on Twitter @SantaFeNF and www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF.
 
For more information, contact the Espanola Ranger District at 505.753.7331.

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