The Penasco Fire ignited today in the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest and there are approximately 5 to 10 acres burning on the ground with some single tree torching.
Start Date: Aug. 8
Size: 5 to 10 acres
Location: Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest
Containment: 0 percent
Situation: The Penasco Fire is in a remote area of the Rio Chama Wilderness in the 2017 Ojitos Fire burn scar. The fire is approximately 5 to 10 acres burning on the ground with some single tree torching. Due to safety concerns, no resources will be committed at this time except to monitor the fire. Smoke may be visible from State Hwy 96, State Hwy 112, The Chama River and Coyote.
Smoke/Air Quality: Smoke impact is low. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease should be prepared to exercise 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. For information on the HEPA filter loan program, go to https://www.santafefireshed.org/hepa-filter-loan-program/.
Fire Information: Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at nmfireinfo.com, on Twitter @SantaFeNF, and www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF.
For more information, contact the Coyote Ranger District at 575.638.5526.