The lightning-caused West Fire approximately 2.5 miles northwest of Jemez Springs was reported by the Cerro Pelado Fire Lookout Saturday and has grown to approximately 2 acres.
The West Fire is a slow-moving ground fire burning through ponderosa pine and pine litter. Smoke may be visible from US Route 550 and the communities of Jemez Springs and Gilman. Depending on weather and other conditions, fire managers are considering managing the fire for resource benefit.
Structures Threatened: None
Start Date: Saturday, June 6, reported at approximately 2:15 p.m.
Size: Approximately 2 acres
Percent Contained: 0
Personnel Assigned: 20
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine
Growth Potential: Low
Weather: Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then numerous showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
- Firefighters: Approximately 20 firefighters
- Engines: District fire personnel