SANTA FE – The lightning caused Pino Fire, on Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District, is now estimated at 120 acres. The fire is located five miles south of State Highway 4 and six miles east of Jemez Springs.
The heavy rain that was expected yesterday produced a little over one tenth of an inch of rain on the fire. Robust drying is forecast to begin Friday and carry through next week. This drying trend will result in lower humidities and better opportunities for fire growth. An increase in smoke is expected.
Minimal fire activity was observed yesterday. Fire crews continued to hold in place and monitor progression. Some active burning was observed in the heavy fuels. The fire continues to smolder around the edges.
There are no road closures due to fire at this time. The fire is not anticipated to impact local businesses or recreation facilities over the Labor Day weekend.