SANTA FE NAITONAL FOREST, NM — A wildfire broke out on Saturday, May 29, 2021 from an unknown cause.

LOCATION — The fire is located about 30 miles north of Cuba on the Cuba Ranger District.

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SIZE UP — 400 acres of ponderosa pine and mixed conifer. 0% containment.

RESOURCES — 1 Type 3 engine, 3 Type 6 engines, a 12-person Initial Attack crew, an interagency Hotshot crew, and multiple aviation resources, including 1 air attack platform, 1 lead plane, 6 large air tankers, 1 DC-10 very large air tanker (VLAT), 2 water scoopers, 2 Type 1 helicopters and 1 Type 3 helicopter.

COMMAND — Type 3 IMT will assume command on Monday, May 31, 2021 at 0600 hours.

AVIATION OPERATIONS — Aviation resources are working with engines and crews on the ground to suppress the fire with a confine and contain strategy. 

RESTRICTIONS — Stage 1 fire restrictions which prohibit campfires at all dispersed camping sites, but are allowed ONLY in developed campgrounds with Forest-Service built fire rings or grills. For details —

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