Update On West Fire In Jemez Ranger District

SFNF News:

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

Cause: Lightning

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.

Resources Assigned:

  • Firefighters: Approximately 20 firefighters 
  • Engines: District fire personnel

Fire Information: Updates will be available on the New Mexico Fire Information website at nmfireinfo.com, @SantaFeNF and www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF.


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