Final Hondito Wildfire Update

USFS News:

TAOS – The Hondito wildfire area will continue to be patrolled and monitored by fire personnel.

  • Location: Hondito Canyon, 4 miles southwest of Tres Piedras and 2 miles North of Las Tablas
  • Size: 7,020 acres, size changed due to accurate GPS mapping
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Start Date: May 15, 2017

As remaining interior fuel continues to burn, lingering smoke may be visible.

The fire is expected to remain at 7,020 acres. The lack of growth is due to minimal fire behavior and predicted weather forecast. The number of people assigned to the fire has been reduced to minimize exposure.

While objectives for the Hondito wildfire have been successfully met, it may take several years to see the full effects of the fire. The burned area will be assessed over the next few weeks, and the public will be allowed to enter the area as soon as it is determined to be safe. Use extreme caution when traveling around the recently burned area. Closure Order 02-443 for the fire remains in effect until June 4.

Unless significant activity occurs, this will be the final update on the Hondito wildfire. After today, contact the Tres Piedras Ranger Station during normal business hours at 575.758.8678.