Photo by Khal Spencer
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+
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+-