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Diego Fire Additional Evacuation Information

Situation: The communities of Wetherall Estates and Dunlap Spring are also being evacuated along with Jarosa. An evacuation shelter has been established at the Rural Events Center in Abiquiu, located near the junction of HW84 & SR554.

Diego Fire Evacuation Information

Situation: Community meeting tonight at the Coyote Elementary School @ 7:30

Fire crews continue to fight the 1,000+ acre Diego Fire, which is burning southeast of Coyote, NM. This afternoon, the fire began making a run to the southeast, which has led to the evacuation of the small community of Jarosa. An evacuation shelter has been set up at the Rural Event's Center in Abiquiu, NM.

Road blocks on Forest Road 93/103, 103/116, and 115; NM State Police officers are on-scene handling that aspect.

Incident Name: DIEGO

Start Date & Time: June 15, 2014

Wildland Fire Information

Diego Fire Information - 6/30/14

Situation: Community meeting tonight at the Coyote Elementary School @ 7:30

Diego Fire Update With Photo Gallery

Firefighters are actively suppressing the Diego Fire, located on Santa Fe National Forest’s Coyote Ranger District, nine miles southeast of Coyote.

The fire is lightning caused, has grown to more than 200 acres in size and is burning primarily in dead fuels. The fire behavior has increased and includes some torching and spotting.

Diego Fire Update

​The blaze in the Jemez Mountains has grown to more than a square mile, forcing authorities to order evacuations.

The Bureau of Land Management said the ​​Diego Fire jumped from 200 acres to 750 acres on Sunday pushing smoke toward Santa Fe and other parts of northern New Mexico.

Officials say strong winds caused the inferno seven miles southwest of Coyote to rapidly expand.

Federal officials say at least one permanent home and several seasonal homes were evacuated Sunday.

Several forest roads also have been closed.

NMDOT NM 4 corridor study

The NMPOT in cooperation with the Federal Hwy Admin is sponsoring this meeting to discuss the NM 4 Corridor Study. The study corridor extends along NM 4 from Pajarito Rd in WR to NM 126 in La Cueva. The study will inventory existing conditions, identify transportation needs and develop transportation alternatives for NM 4. Residents, landowners, motorists and all interested parties are encouraged to attend and provide comments, concerns, and suggestions regarding the corridor study. The corridor study is being developed in coordination with the US DOE, LANL and LA county.

The East Fork Fire is Fully Contained

The 2.4-acre East Fork Fire, located approximately three miles northeast of Jemez Springs, was fully contained last night. Today, crews continue to mop up around the fire line to cool hot spots and make the line more secure. Resources assigned to the fire include one Hotshot crew, one Type 3 helicopter, and several support personnel. The fire was lightning caused.

Crews Continue to Make Progress on the East Fork Fire

June 16, 2014 – Santa Fe, NM - Crews are making excellent progress on the East Fork Fire, located approximately three miles northeast of Jemez Springs. They continue to construct fire line around the fire’s edge to keep the flames from spreading along the ground. They are also mopping up around the existing line to make it more secure. A helicopter is assisting with water drops. Winds are expected to increase this afternoon, which could escalate both fire and smoke activity. Forest Service Trail #137 remains closed until further notice, to ensure both public and fire fighter safety.

East Fork Fire Update

June 15, 2014 - SANTA FE, NM – Crews are working to suppress the East Fork Fire, located about three miles northeast of Jemez Springs. The fire, first reported on Saturday, June 14, was determined to be lightning caused. It is burning in Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir, on a very steep slope, and is approximately three acres in size. To ensure both public and fire fighter safety, Forest Service Trail #137 has been closed until further notice. Currently, one engine crew, one Hotshot crew, and additional support personnel are on scene.