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.

Crews contain wildfire northeast of Jemez Springs

Fire crews have been able to contain the East Fork Fire after it burned about 2.5 acres three miles northeast of Jemez Springs.

The lightning-caused wildfire, which was first discovered on Saturday, was contained Monday afternoon after a helicopter helped with water drops, the Santa Fe Nation Forest Service says.
“They continue to construct fire line around the fire’s edge to keep the flames from spreading along the ground,” said Donna Nemeth, a Forest Service spokeswoman, in a news release. “They are also mopping up around the existing line to make it more secure.”

Red Flag Warning

For the rest of today and beginning again at noon tomorrow until late evening.

Interactive NWS Alert Information

Event Extended (area)
Fire Weather Warning valid from Jun 17 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM MDT
Sent to SMS and E-Mail at Jun 16 2:30 PM MDT

Crews respond to East Fork Fire

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.

2013 Phase 1 Meter Assembly Installation Report

Dave Raue, the contractor awarded the project, started work on July 3. Phase 1 finished in August.

Phase 1 Meter Assembly Project Costs

Live Streaming Coverage of 10am Token Adams Memorial Service (Holiday Incident Search and Rescue)

There will be streaming live coverage of today's memorial service for Jemez Ranger District Engine Captain Token Adams at beginning around 10am. http://www.krqe.com/live-streaming

Live Streaming Coverage of 10am Token Adams Memorial Service (Holiday Incident Search and Rescue)

There will be streaming live coverage of today's memorial service for Jemez Ranger District Engine Captain Token Adams at beginning around 10am. http://www.krqe.com/live-streaming

Condolences may be sent to the Family of Token Adams (Holiday Incident Search and Rescue)

Condolences may be sent to the Family of Token Adams at the following address: Adams Family c/o Jemez Ranger District P.O. Box 150 Jemez Springs NM 87025 Or to share condolences online visit

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