Final Update |NM Wildfire | Spring Fire

SPRING CANYON, NEW MEXICO

UPDATE 3 (FINAL) | 2/6/2021 1845 PT

A wildfire was sparked on Friday night around 2030 hours MST on February 5, 2021, from a human-caused ignition near a structure that would spread into the Lincoln National Forest and near Spring Canyon in Raton, New Mexico.

Photo Credit | NM Fire Info

On Day 1, the fire had burned five acres on Friday, February 5th. Today, being Day 2 – the fire has been mostly contained and hot spots are being extinguished.

Water tenders and dozers continue to overhaul the area within the fire perimeter. Line around the fire has been fully established and continues to hold.

On Sunday, fire crews will continue with mop-up operations and secure the perimeter.

One building was burned.

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NM Wildfire | Spring Fire | 2

SPRING CANYON, NEW MEXICO

UPDATE 2 | 2/6/2021 1130 PT

A wildfire was sparked on Friday night around 2030 hours MST on February 5, 2021, from a human-caused ignition near a structure that would spread into the Lincoln National Forest and near Spring Canyon in Raton, New Mexico.

The fire initially burned about five acres of ponderosa pine and grasses on Day one, but has now burned up to 17 acres. The containment status at the time of this post is unknown.

Resources include two-Type 6 engines, numerous Volunteer Fire Districts and an unknown number of personnel responding to the scene.

Current weather report is that the temps have dropped to 19*F degrees, with winds at 10 mph and humidity at 45-percent. Skies are clear and sunny. The weather has been forecasted to be 24*F as the high and 15*f as the low for the day. Temps will start warming up to a cool 32*F and higher on Sunday through Wednesday.

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New NM Wildfire | Spring Fire | 1

SPRING CANYON, NEW MEXICO

UPDATE 1 | 2/5/2021 2215 PT

A new wildfire has been detected in the Lincoln National Forest in Spring Canyon on private land and on Federal lands, that had ignited on February 5, 2021.

The fire has burned approximately five acres of ponderosa pine and grasses. The containment status is unknown at the time of this post.

Resources include two-Type 6 engines, numerous Volunteer Fire Districts and an unknown number of personnel responding to the scene.

The fire was said to have started near a structure near the town of Sacramento which quickly spread to the adjacent Lincoln National Forest. It is located in or near Spring Canyon.

Winds have been reported at 12-30 mph and are causing the fire to be wind-driven. Temps are in the mid 30’s and humidity is around 30-percent. It is expected to remain as such throughout the night.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Update 1 – 2/5/2021 2215 PT

New Mexico Wildfires Sit Rep | May 23, 2018

STATEWIDE, New Mex. – We are all about covering wildfire news for those that are burning anyplace in the United States to around the Globe.  Here is the sitrep for Wednesday, May 23, 2018, for the State of New Mexico.

GILA NATIONAL FOREST

BUZZARD FIRE | 4 miles north of Eagle Peak Lookout. Catron County.  Reserve Ranger District.  Started May 22, 2018 around 1500  hours.  Smoke may be visible around Eagle Peak area. This is a new start.  An air recon flight confirmed the start. TFR in effect as well as Forest Road 94 has been closed.

Structures threatened are private property, the Continental Divide Trail, North Fork Negrito, Eagle Peak Lookout; Mexican spotted owl critical habitat, narrow-headed garter snake and Chiricahua Leopard frog habitat and range land grazing.

3 Type 6 engines, 3 Type 1 Initial Attack crews, 1 Type 2 IA crews, 1 dozer.  A Type 2 IMT will assume command at 0600 hours on Thursday, May 24, 2018.  Mormon Lake Hotshots were assigned to this incident.  As of yesterday’s sit rep, there were 87 personnel still listed as on the fire line.

Fire has burned 3,000 acres of heavy timber, grasses.  Fire Officials have implemented and are at a Stage 1 Fire Restriction as of May 2, 2018.  Smoke and haziness is expected to show up in Albuquerque. Fire conditions are expected to continue with hot, dry and breezy weather for days to come.

Air quality is expected to deteriorate in parts of the Rio Grande Valley and areas to the southwest. | Credit: NWS Albuquerque

The total cost-to-date is $120,000.

LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST

2 SMALL FIRES | 2 small fires were detected today on the Sacramento Ranger District Cloudcroft, NM) in the last 24 hours.  Each were .10 acres. Both have been fully contained.  Sacramento RD and Smoke Bear RD are both in State 2 Fire restrictions.

FALL CREEK FIRE | Started May 23, 2018 @ 1045 hours.  Located on the Smoke Bear RD and is in the southwest corner of the White Mountain Wilderness on the back side of Ski Apache and northwest of Ruidoso.

Currently, the fire is .10 acres with a 0% containment status.  Fire fuels include mix conifer.  Cause is unknown.

Fire weather is due to set a bar for a large storm incoming with a tornado warning on its heels.

There are 2 SEATs, 2 AA, 1 type 3 helicopters, 1 Type 1 Hot shot crew.  Firefighters are working in steep and rocky terrain.

KELLAR FIRE | Located northwest of Queen, New Mexico in the Lincoln National Forest on the Guadalupe Ranger District. Started/detected on May 22, 2018 @ 0952 hours.  Lightning caused.

4 acres of pinyon juniper and desert scrub. 0% containment status.  Community of Queen and Sitting Bulls Falls Rec area are currently under direct threat.  Firefighters are under threats of heat and rugged terrain.  Fire burning in the burn scar of the Last Chance Fire of 2011.

2 Engines, 1 hotshot crew assigned to this incident.

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#DrawFire – Lincoln Natl Forest (NM) – SitRep (1st/Final)

Updated 5/14/2016 2010 Hours PDT

Photo Credit: Lincoln National Forest

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Date/Time/Locaton:

The #DrawFire was detected this evening  in the Lincoln National Forest on the Guadalupe Ranger District around 2007 Hours MDT.  The approximate location is 4 miles SW of Queen, New Mexico.

 

Acres/Cause:

The fire has consumed less than 1/10 of an acre and determined to have ignited from an escaped campfire.  Though the cause is known, it is still under investigation.

Fuels: 

Grass and brush are fueling this fire.

Summary:

Fire crews arrived within 30 minutes after the fire was reported, they implemented full suppression tactics and were able to contain the fire quickly, limiting its size to less than one-tenth of an acre.

The fire behavior seems to be smoldering.  The chance of it spreading is low.

Photo Courtesy: Gila National Forest of the Draw Fire in 2015

RESOURCES

Fire:

The following resources are on-scene:  (1) FS Incident Commander, (1) FS Engine, Queen VFD firefighting resources.  (11) personnel assigned to this incident but some are due to be released later this evening.

CURRENT FIRE STATUS

Mop-up operations and containment efforts continue.

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Hashtags:

The Hashtags that are being used on this fire are:  #DrawFire #NWWildfires2016

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