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Update: Cochiti Mesa Fire Burns Quarter Acre

on August 2, 2018 - 7:23am
SFNF News:
 
The Cochiti Mesa Fire sparked by lightning and frst reported July 28 in the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest has consumed a quarter of an acre of dead and downed ponderosa pine and mixed conifer and is zero percent contained.
 
Start Date: Reported July 28
 
Cause: Lightning
 
Size: Quarter acre
 
Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest
 
Containment: 0 percent
 
Fuel: Dead and downed ponderosa pine and mixed conifer
 
Weather: Partly cloudy, scattered showers
 
Resources: 1 engine and 1 utility responded
 
Situation: The fire is in the Las Conchas burn scar area. Smoke visible from Cochiti Mesa, and off of Forest Road 289 just south of Forest Road 142. Fire is in monitor status due to dangerous snags in the area, therefore no resources are committed at this time. Fire personnel will assess again tomorrow.
 
Smoke/Air Quality: Smoke impact to local communities remains 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. For information on the HEPA filter loan program, go to http://www.santafefireshed.org/hepa-filter-loan-program/.
 
Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at www.nmfireinfo.com and on Twitter @SantaFeNF, and www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF.  
For more information, contact the Jemez Ranger District at 575.829.3535.

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