Final Update: Thompson Ridge Fire 100 Percent Contained

Thompson Ridge Fire at its height. Courtesy/VCT
Thompson Ridge Fire:
  • Acres: 23,965
  • Start date: May 31, 2013
  • Cause: Downed powerline             
  • Location: Valles Caldera National Preserve
  • Containment: 100 percent              
  • Terrain: Steep, rugged                                                        
  • Control: 100 percent                        
  • Fuels: Mixed conifer and Ponderosa pine
Summary: Since fire officials declared containment Monday, July 1, there has been neither new fire growth nor significant smoke within the perimeter of the Thompson Ridge Fire. Substantial rainfall within the perimeter has contributed to the suppression of the fire. Therefore fire officials have declared the Thompson Ridge Fire 100 percent controlled and 100 percent contained. Valles Caldera fire officials will continue periodic aerial and lookout tower monitoring until the fire is officially declared extinguished.This is the final update of the Thompson Ridge Fire, which is now inactive.

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