Thompson Ridge Fire Estimated Containment Date is June 10

Gov. Susana Martinez

Thompson Ridge Fire Update

The Thompson Ridge Fire started May 31, 2013. It is located on the Valles Caldera National Preserve about two miles northeast of La Cueva.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will be in attendance at a public meeting scheduled for the Thompson Ridge Fire at 4 p.m. today, Saturday, June 8. The meeting will be at the Fire Station in Sierra los Pinos, south of N.M. 4 on FR 10. The Arizona Central West Zone team will be present to give an update on the fire.

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.

Thompson Ridge Fire Basic Information

Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Human
Date of Origin Friday May 31st, 2013 approx. 02:00 PM
Location 10 mi. N of Jemez, MN on Hwy 4
Incident Commander Bea Day

Current Situation

Total Personnel 1,092
Size 18,527 acres
Percent Contained 40 percent
Estimated Containment Date Monday June 10, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Grass, Ponderosa, Mixed Conifer

Fire Behavior

Surface fire observed associated with firing operations. Backing fire observed on the southern portion of the fire. Isolated single torching observed interior.

Significant Events

Aerial interior ignitions completed on the north portion of the fire. Prep and contingency line completed on the south portion of the fire. Structure assessment and contingency planning for areas south of Hwy 4 continued.


Planned Actions

Mop up and patrol will continue on the west, north, and east portions of the fire. Firing operations will begin in the evening to begin backing fire down the south side of Redondo Peak.

Growth Potential


Terrain Difficulty


Current Weather

Wind Conditions 12 G 25 mph W
Temperature 76 degrees
Humidity 13%


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