Thompson Fire Erupts North of Jemez Springs

Photo by Khal Spencer

NMFI News:

Firefighters are battling the Thompson Fire, which erupted at 2:40 p.m. today north of Jemez Springs. 

The fire started on private land and has burned onto some federal forest service property.

Crews report fire is creeping along the ground with occasional tree torching. Sandoval County VFDs, USFS engines on scene. Unknown number of homes in the area have been evacuated. It is not known how many people have been evacuated from these homes.


Start Date & Time:  5/31/13 @ 2:40 p.m.

Start Location: Jemez Springs, Thompson Ridge area

Cause of Fire: Tree on power line.

Area Vegetation: grass, timber, brush

Acres Burned: 5+

Ownership(s): Private/Federal

Structures Threatened: Yes

Structures Burned: Unknown

Evacuations (Y or N & #): Yes.

Percent contained: none reported

Temperature: 78 degrees F

Relative Humidity: 10 percent

Wind Speeds: 2 mph / 5 mph gusts

Wind Direction: WSW

# of Crews: 1 IHC enroute

# of Engines: 6+ # of Bulldozers: 

# of helicopters: 1 Type One from the Tres  Lagunas Fire

# of air tankers: Unknown

# of water tenders:  Unknown

Total # of Personnel: 24+-


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