Valles Caldera. Photo by Kristen Honig/Valles Caldera Trust
Thompson Ridge Fire
The Thompson Ridge Fire is now 75 percent contained. The fire started May 31, 2013.
It is burning on the Valles Caldera National Preserve about two miles northeast of La Cueva.
The fire is in steep rugged terrain and is burning mixed conifer and ponderosa pine. The Arizona Central West Zone Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Bea Day, assumed management responsibility for the fire Sunday June 2, 2013.
|Date of Origin||Friday May 31, 2013 approx. 2 p.m.|
|Location||10 mi. N of Jemez on N.M. 4|
|Incident Commander||Bea Day|
|Percent Contained||75 percent|
Grass, Ponderosa, Mixed Conifer
Fire behavior was moderated today by cloud cover and higher Relative Humidity. Some surface and backing fire was observed on the southwest corner of the fire associated with last night’s firing operation.
Mop up and secure perimeter of last night’s firing operation southwest of Redondo Peak. Mop up, patrol, and rehab efforts continued on all other portions of the fire.
The fire suppression rehab group will continue work where appropriate. Mop up and patrol will continue on all portions of the fire.
Portions of Hwy 4 will be reduced to one lane tomorrow for fire suppression rehab activity.
|Wind Conditions||12 G 24 mph W|