Update On Alamo Fire Near Bandelier

Start Date: May 23

Cause: Lightning

Size: 15 acres

Containment: 70%

Fuel: Grass, dead and down trees

Weather: South winds 15-20, gusts to 35 mph

Situation: Fire is burning within the Las Conchas burn area. Firefighters work to secure containment lines by extinguishing hot spots along the perimeter of the fire.

Smoke/Air Quality: Local communities may be impacted by smoke because of prevailing winds. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website at https://nmtracking.org/fire.

Fire Information: Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at nmfireinfo.com and on Twitter @SantaFeNF and www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF.

For more information, contact the Santa Fe National Forest Public Affairs Office at 505.438.5320, or email brucehill@fs.fed.us.