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.


DETAILS:


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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