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

CURRENT ACTIVE FIRES ON THE WEST COAST, UNITED STATES – Monday, June 8, 2015

According to the National Interagency Coordination Center based out of Montana as of Monday, June 8, 2015, the following fires are currently burning nationally:

ALASKA

5 “new” fires were reported. 0 new large fires have been reported.

1 fire is currently burning in the area named Bogus Creek Fire. It is located in the Southwest area within the Department of Forestry. The fire started on FWS lands and is approximately 37 miles SW of Aniak.  Moderate fire behavior of burning grasses. Structures are currently threatened.  25, 260 acres scorched. 68 personnel on the ground including 3 crews and 1 helicopter. Cost-to-date is approximately $460,000.

Crane used at Snag Canyon Wildfire in Ellensburg, Washington [Credit: LR Swenson]

Crane used at Snag Canyon Wildfire in Ellensburg, Washington [Credit: LR Swenson]

ARIZONA

The States’ Fire Managers reported 2 “new” fires, with 1 of them being as an “uncontained” active burning wildfire.

Spring Fire is being fought by the Papago Agency on Bureau of Indian Affairs lands, located 20 miles SE of Sells, AZ.  There is minimal fire behavior of burning brush.  Structures were listed as being threatened.  The fire has consumed 1850 acres.

Fire is reportedly at a 90% containment status.  24 personnel are on scene with 1 crew and 1 engine.  Cost-to-date damage is listed at an estimated amount of $450,000.

IDAHO

1 “new” fire has been reported and is currently burning, as an “uncontained’ event.

Celebration Fire is located in the Bureau of Land Management’s Boise District, four miles NE of Murphy.  There is a moderate fire spread with driven winds, burning fire fuels of brush and grass.

About 7,400 acres have burned and are currently at a 90% containment status. 62 personnel with 1 crew, 6 engines, and 2 helicopters are still on scene. Cost-to-date is estimated at $125,000.

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