Current fires on the Santa Fe National Forest. Courtesy/SFNF
SANTA FE—Firefighters responded to four lightning caused fires as a result of Friday’s massive thunderstorm in the area.
The Rattlesnake, Alameda and San Antonio fires – all located on the west side of the Forest within the Jemez Mountains – have been contained. The fires ranged in size from .10 to .25 acres.
Firefighters are still working to contain the Aragon Fire, also burning in the Jemez Mountains.
Fire Name: Aragon
Time/Date Reported: 10:02 a.m., June 29, 2013
Location: Coyote Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest; approximately 18 northeast of Gallina.
Legal Description: T26N, R2E, Sec 16
Fuels: ponderosa pine and oak
Size: 20 to 30 acres
Percent Contained: 0
Resources Committed: Two engines, two chase trucks and one Type 2 helicopter.
Today’s Weather:Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms.
Summary: This afternoon two engines, two chases trucks and one Type 2 helicopter worked to suppress the fire. All ground and aerial resources have been removed from the fire due to heavy rain and hail.