Fifteen Firefighters Monitor Thompson Ridge Fire

Photo by Kristen Honig/Valles Caldera Trust

Thompson Ridge Fire News:

Continued minimal fire behavior at the Thompson Ridge Fire has led to a reduction in the original 47 person Type IV team charged with monitoring the perimeter.

Since fire officials declared 100 percent containment Monday July 1, there has been neither new fire growth nor smoke within 500 feet of the perimeter.

Minimal fire behavior observed during the last week is expected to continue and will be monitored by a team of 15 firefighters until the fire is fully suppressed. Additional updates will be published as fire events dictate.

Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Human
Date of Origin Friday, May 31 approx. 2 p.m.
Location 10 mi. North of Jemez on N.M. 4
Incident Commander Marla Rodgers

Current Situation

Total Personnel 15
Size 23,965 acres
Percent Contained 100 percent
Estimated Containment Date Monday July 1 approx. 12 a.m.
Fuels Involved

Grass, Ponderosa, Mixed Conifer

Fire Behavior

Mininimal fire behavior. No new growth. No new smoke within 500 feet of the line. Significant lightning, minimal rain.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor

Growth Potential

Low

Terrain Difficulty

High

Current Weather

Wind Conditions 20 mph NW
Temperature 76 degrees
Humidity 35 percent

 

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