Jemez Ranger District Tent Rocks prescribed burn

SANTA FE, NM – September 28, 2018 – For Immediate Release.

Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to implement a prescribed burn, if conditions allow, between October 15 and November 30 in the Tent Rocks area. The treatment area is approximately 3.5 miles north of Jemez Springs, NM and less than 1 mile southwest of La Cueva, NM. The Tent Rocks prescribed burn is to reduce risk of high-severity wildfire.

Jemez Ranger District Joaquin Piles burn

SANTA FE, NM – September 28, 2018 – For Immediate Release.

To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions sometime between October 15 and November 30 on Joaquin piles to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire.

Weather permitting, crews are expected to treat up to 347 acres of the Joaquin piles.

Chimney Cleaning

Chris Mayo will be coming to SLP September 18th for chimney cleaning. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call him at 505-850-8663.

Pelado fire size-up

LCVFD was toned out for to look for a brush fire last night south of SLP past Cerro Pelado. The fire is on USFS property. The terrain was too dangerous and steep to for us to get to late at night, so we notified USFS and they have been working on it since early this morning. The fire is 3-4 acres and is smoldering. It is currently not considered a threat to SLP.

Eleni Fredlund
LMHC, NMCST, EMT-I/IC, FF

Forest Personal Use Firewood Permits on Sale

SANTA FE, NM – August 14, 2018 – For Immediate Release – After one of the driest fire seasons on record, Santa Fe National Forest personnel want to remind the public that the Forest is open for fuelwood collection, but with a “twist”.

“We want to make up for the time lost during our closure by raising the limit on dead and down fuelwood from ten to 15 cords,” said Jamie Bennett, district ranger for the Cuba Ranger District. “The permit will allow wood gathering until December 31st, 2018.”

SLPPOA Road Work Scheduled

SLPPOA has hired a road contractor that will start mobilizing equipment on Friday and start the work on Monday. Please be aware that because some phone lines are exposed near the road surface, they may be cut during the grading process. Please call Windstream if you should lose local phone service.

Possible Garbage Collection

One of our members was down at the Canon transfer station and was given a flyer by the attendant who told them that garbage collection may be a possibility as Universal Waste Systems of New Mexico had signed a contract with Sandoval County to pick up trash everywhere.

This may be optimistic thinking, but if enough residents here call and ask for service, they might really come up to SLP. The phone number to ask for service is 505 377-8833.

Venado Fire UPDATE July 30 (Venado Fire Wildfire)

Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 2,970 Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Containment: 30% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rain forecasted throughout the week Resources: 190 personnel. On Sunday at 6:00 a.m. a local Type 3 organization led by Incident Commander Ray Corral assumed command of fire operations from the Type 2 Southwest Incident Management Team. The number of personnel assigned to the fire will continue to decrease due to favorable weather conditions and successful firefighting efforts.

Incident Management Team transfers command of Venado Fire (Venado Fire Wildfire)

General Information: On Sunday at 6:00 a.m., Steve Millert’s Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 will transition management of the Venado Fire to a local Type 3 organization, led by Incident Commander Ray Carrol. The number of personnel assigned to the fire will continue to decrease due to successful firefighting efforts. Approximately 180 personnel and equipment will be assigned to the Type 3 organization when it assumes command on Sunday. Fire Operations: Scattered showers occurred across the fire area yesterday, which helped minimize fire growth.

Incident Management Team transfers command of Venado Fire (Venado Fire Wildfire)

General Information: On Sunday at 6:00 a.m., Steve Millert’s Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 will transition management of the Venado Fire to a local Type 3 organization, led by Incident Commander Ray Carrol. The number of personnel assigned to the fire will continue to decrease due to successful firefighting efforts. Approximately 180 personnel and equipment will remain assigned to the incident. Fire Operations: Scattered showers occurred across the fire’s footprint yesterday which helped to minimize growth of the fire.

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