Lightning sparked a fire today in the Pecos Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, west of Forest Road 375 and 1.5 miles east of the Glorieta Lookout:
- Start Date: June 4
- Cause: Lightning
- Location: Pecos Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. West of Forest Road 375 and 1.5 miles east of the Glorieta Lookout.
- Size: Half an acre
- Containment: 0 percent
- Fuel: Ponderosa pine and grass understory
- Weather: North, northwest winds 8-15 mph
- Situation: The fire behavior is low to moderate.
Resources on scene include one engine, and one helicopter. Firefighters are utilizing the helicopter for bucket drops to keep the fire in check while constructing containment lines. One engine will stay on scene overnight to monitor the fire.
Local communities may be impacted by smoke because of prevailing winds. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website at https://nmtracking.org/fire.