Venado Fire Update 7.23.18 (Venado Fire Wildfire)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: approximately 2,000 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight expect to bring lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds. Resources on scene: 162 personnel, which includes four interagency hotshot crews, one type 3 helicopter, three engines, one dozer and a rapid extraction module. A Type 2 incident command team will take command of the Venado Fire Tuesday afternoon.

Venado Fire UPDATE 7.23.2018 (Venado Fire Wildfire)

Venado Fire UPDATE 7.23.2018 Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 1,071 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Low-level moisture is moving toward the Venado Fire, increasing the chance for precipitation. Possible thunderstorms may bring lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds. Resources on scene: Four interagency hotshot crews, one type 3 helicopter, one type 2 dozer, one rapid extraction module, and four engines.

Urgent Plea For Board Members

Dear fellow SLPPOA members,

Slash pit

Good morning folks,
A resident from SLP contacted the Jemez Ranger District to open the slash pit. Thanks to his efforts, the USFS is opening the Thompson Ridge slash pit on Saturday, July 14th for residue slash from the wind event. In order to be allowed in, you must call the Jemez Office to discuss particulars and acquire a permit.

Eleni Fredlund

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Important Forest Service Information

Today, June 22nd, the Walatowa will start harvesting the downed trees on Forest Service land around SLP. The Forest Service wishes SLP residence to know that the Walatowa has been given the go ahead and has the permits and permission to proceed with the removal of these downed fuels, and that there will be chain saws and other heavy equipment in use around SLP.

System 1 Emergency Water Outage --- UPDATE 2

We are happy to report, today we were able to locate, excavate, and isolate the System 1 water to a point where we can claim a "normal" operation point.

What we hope this means is a Sys 1 normal water pressure for the remainder of the weekend (without the ups and downs of the generator powered well).

Monday we will plan on our normal contractor completing the necessary rework of a leaking blow down pipe assembly. Some interruption of System 1 could be possible.

The following volunteers have been extremely helpful:

System 1 Emergency Water Outage --- UPDATE 1

Units 1, 3 and 10 (on the north side of the valley) will remain isolated tonight and perhaps throughout the weekend from our normal storage tank area.

The Hovenweep well is being operated from our generator. We will probably run the generator until "bedtime" tonight, then start again tomorrow morning.

System 1 Emergency Water Outage

Please be advised we have a water leak in the area connecting Units 1 and 2.

We have isolated so Unit 2 (& all areas served south of the valley) should have water.

Units 1, 3 and 10 (on the north side of the valley) will be out of water for an unknown amount of time. Some water may be available from the Hovenweep well if we can successfully connect the generator. Gasoline may be needed for the generator.

We are in the process of troubleshooting, calling contractors, etc.

Please conserve water and thanks for your patience.

Rain Coming

More information regarding approaching weather attached.

From Chief Lee Taylor

Valles Caldera fire

Lightning-Caused Fire Starts in Valles Caldera Backcountry

JUNE 14, 2018

Jemez Springs, NM — The San Antonio Fire began earlier this afternoon on Valles Caldera National Preserve. The lightning-caused fire has burned over 100 acres in the northwest corner of the preserve. Fire crews are working on the ground and in the air to suppress the fire burning in ponderosa pine and Douglas fir stands.

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