Thompson Ridge Fire 95 Percent Contained … 3 Percent Sustained High Intensity Burn

Initial Burn Severity Map for Thompson Ridge Fire. Courtesy/BAER

JEMEZ SPRINGS – Thompson Ridge BAER specialists recently completed their field surveys and are finalizing their analysis and findings.

The hydrologists and soils scientists finished their modeling for predicted post-fire water run-off and erosion levels.

The BAER team identified critical values-at-risk and is finalizing their recommended emergency stabilization actions and treatments for these values that will be included in their BAER assessment report along with their data, analysis, and findings. The BAER report is expected to be submitted to the BAER coordinators at the Forest Service Regional and Washington Offices by July 1.

NOTE: The BAER assessment team produced the burn severity map for the Thompson Ridge Fire. The map shows approximately:

  • 74 percent of the 23,965 acres within the Thompson Ridge Fire perimeter are either unburned or received a low-severity burn;
  • 23 percent sustained a burn of a moderate severity; and
  • 3 percent burned at a high severity.

BAER interagency cooperators, stakeholders, and tribal government representatives are coordinating the post-fire response efforts. Contact information for the interagency cooperators involved in post-fire response for the Thompson Ridge Fire can also be found on InciWeb (

SPECIAL NOTE: Everyone near and downstream from the fire area should remain alert and stay updated on weather conditions that may result in heavy rains over the burn scar. Flash flooding may occur quickly during heavy rain events. Current weather and emergency notifications can be found at the National Weather Service, Albuquerque Office website: (

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