NM Wildfire | Bear Trap Fire | 1

Published Monday, May 2, 2022

A wildfire broke out yesterday May 1, 2022, where fire resources and assets were dispatched via the Albuquerque (NM) to the area of Bear Trap Canyon in the San Mateo Mountains of the Magdalena Ranger District in the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands. It is just west of Mount Withington, south of US-60 in the western portion of New Mexico.

Photo Credit: S. Matt Counts, Cibola NF, NGs Air Attack

Currently, the fire has scorched 1,209 acres of pine, pinyon-juniper, and grass. There is no containment at this time.

Fire behavior is moderate with isolated torching.

Resources include Firefighters from the Cibola National Forest, BLM, are on scene with 6 Type 6 Engines, 3 Type 2 Handcrew, 1 Type 2 Module, Type 2 & Type 3 Helicopters, Overhead, Air Tankers, Water Tenders, and Retardant Drops.

The Incident Commander is Ken Watkins Magdalena RD FMO.

There are no threats to any structures and there are no current evacuations in effect at the time of this post.

The cause is unknown and under investigation. However, fire officials have deemed the point of origin about three miles northwest of Datil.

Photo Credit:  S. Matt Counts, Cibola NF & NGs Air Attack

Firefighters will continue with their full suppression objectives.

(c) 2022 NW Fire Blog

COMMISSARY FIRE: Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico – June 16, 2015

Santa Fe, New Mexico

#FireImage courtesy of @inciweb

A wildfire is slowly burning Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush since lightning passed over the area on June 5, 2015.  The fire located 13 miles East of Pecos and 2 miles S of Banillas Peak in the Pecos / Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.

There are currently 30 personnel on scene including a Type 2 Atalaya handcrew, one Type 2 bull dozer, firefighters, archeologists, PIOs, fire effects monitors and resource advisors.

No structures are threatened at this time.

Fire Managers are allowing the fire to move and watching it closely. The fire has burned 127 acres.  The growth potential has been deemed low.

There is a 0% containment status on this fire event.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog