Fires Burning in the Region


New Mexico Fire Information reports:

Firefighters will be working through the night to contain three small fires started by lightning.

Two of the three fires are near Pecos. The Church fire is one acre and the Cow Creek fire is one-quarter acre. The largest of the three fires is near Jemez Springs.

The Bear Springs fire is two acres. Spread potential for these fires in low to moderate.

“With extreme fire conditions present, it is important that we hit these fires hard and fast to keep them small,” said Lawrence Lujan, Forest Public Information Officer. “A fire fight is race between firefighters and mother nature,” he added.

The Taos BLM and cooperating resources are responding to two fires near Dixon. Both of these are lightning caused for the passing storm yesterday.

The Arboles Fire, east of Dixon, is approximately one-tenth of an acre and is 100 percent contained;

The La Cejitas Fire, south of Dixon, is approximately 70 acres and continues to moderately burning in  steep, rocky terrain with pinon-juniper.

Additional resources (Santa Fe Hotshots) have arrived on the fire and tied in with the other resource. 

Also, the BLM engine from the Arobles Fire has been re-assigned and is staged to provide assistance.

A helicopter provided bucket work on the fire most of the afternoon and recent cloud cover is helping with suppression activities.

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