NEW MEXICO | CAJETE FIRE | NEW!

SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST, NM

Community Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 17 at 1800 hours @  the Jemez Mtn. Baptist Church at 6 Riverview Ct., Jemez Springs.

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Location

A wildfire is burning 8 miles NE of Jemez and NE of Jemez, as well as West of the Los Alamos Highway on the Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico.

RESOURCES

Fire Staffing

A Type 1 IMT is Command. 300 personnel are attached.

Equipment

There is currently 3 Type 1 Crews, 5 Type 2 crews, 9 engines, 1 dozer, 2 water tenders, 2 Type 1 helicopters, 1 Type 2 helicopter, and 1 Type 3 helicopter.

FIRE CONDITIONS

Fire Behavior

The fire has exploded overnight to 1,315 acres and has a high rate of spread (ROS) and is said to be burning on both sides of Highway 4  (Southern Boundary).  Fire behavior also has increased with now 6″ flame lengths.

It is also burning in the footprint of the Las Cochas Fire that destroyed 63 structures and 156,000 in 2011.

There is a 0% containment status.

EVACUATIONS

About 70 structures are under direct threat with evacuations of homes and one lookout tower are now  in effect.

COST-TO-DATE

Fire Suppression

Fire Suppression costs have reached almost $1 Million and is currently sitting at $900,000 but are expected to increase even more.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags

We are using the following hashtags for this wildfire. #CajeteFire #NMwildfires2017

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