Jemez Ranger District on SFNF Implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions (Cajete Fire Wildfire)

Jemez Ranger District on SFNF Implements Stage 1 Fire RestrictionsSANTA FE, NM – June 17, 2017 – For Immediate Release. As crews continue to battle the 700-acre Cajete Fire along NM Highway 4 in the Jemez Mountains, the Santa Fe National Forest yesterday implemented Stage 1 fire restrictions on the southwestern side of the forest.

Wildfire Information: Cajete Fire

Wildfire Information

Cajete Fire Evening Update June 16, 2017 (Cajete Fire Wildfire)

Wildfire Update: Cajete Fire on Jemez Ranger DistrictJune 16, 2017, 10:00 p.m.Location: Jemez Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest, on both sides of NM Highway 4 along the southern boundary of the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The Cajete Fire appears to have started approximately one mile northeast of Vallecitos de los Indios.

Wildfire Update: Cajete Fire on Jemez Ranger District

Wildfire Update: Cajete Fire on Jemez Ranger District

June 16, 2017, 10:00 p.m.

Location: Jemez Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest, on both sides of NM Highway 4 along the southern boundary of the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The Cajete Fire appears to have started approximately one mile northeast of Vallecitos de los Indios. The fire area runs along the East Fork of the Jemez River.

Start Date: June 15, 2017 Cause: Under investigation Size: 700+ acres Containment: 0%

Cajete Fire......A few new items, including pets.

The wind has changed direction from overnight, but otherwise no notable improvements in the behavior of the El Cajete Fire has been observed, with 0 percent of the over 700 acre blaze contained. The good news is that no human casualties or damage to property have been reported, with firefighters taking measures to save structures in the path of the flames. They have been conducting back burns between the fire and people’s homes to create protection zones.

Wildfire Update: Cajete Fire, June 16, 10:00 a.m.

Wildfire Update: Cajete Fire on Jemez Ranger District
June 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

New information.......Read carefully.

Location: Jemez Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest, on both sides of NM Highway 4 along the southern boundary of the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The Cajete Fire appears to have started approximately one mile northeast of Vallecitos de los Indios. The fire area runs along the East Fork of the Jemez River and is to the west of the burn scars from the 2011 Las Conchas Fire and the 2013 Thompson Ridge Fire.

Cajete Fire Morning Update June 16, 2017 (Cajete Fire Wildfire)

Wildfire Update: Cajete Fire on Jemez Ranger DistrictJune 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m.Location: Jemez Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest, on both sides of NM Highway 4 along the southern boundary of the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The Cajete Fire appears to have started approximately one mile northeast of Vallecitos de los Indios.

Cajete Fire Update June 15, 2017 (Cajete Fire Wildfire)

Wildfire Update: Cajete Fire Starts on Jemez Ranger DistrictJune 15, 2017, as of 1:00 p.m.Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest along NM Highway 4 close to the boundary between the Santa Fe National Forest and the Valles Caldera National Preserve andStart Date: Smoke was first reported to Santa Fe Dispatch at 10:47 a.m. on June 15, 2017.Size: Estimated at 100 acres and spreading and moving to the east. Percent Contained: 0%Cause: Unknown at this time. Contrary to some reports, it was not caused by a prescribed fire.

Wildfire Update: Cajete Fire Starts on Jemez Ranger District

JUNE 15, 2017

Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest along NM Highway 4 close to the boundary between the Santa Fe National Forest and the Valles Caldera National Preserve and

Start Date: Smoke was first reported to Santa Fe Dispatch at 10:47 a.m. on June 15, 2017.

Size: Estimated at 100 acres and spreading and moving to the east.

Percent Contained: 0%

Cajete Fire Preliminary Information

NM State Forestry's Wildfire Email Alert Service

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION UPDATE

Incident Name: El Cajete Fire

Start Date & Time: 6/15/17 1045

Start Location: North of Jemez Springs, El Cajete Mine , MM 33 Sierra de los Pinos area

Ownership(s): U.S. Forest Service

Cause of Fire: Unknown

Situation: Sandoval County, NPS, USFS, NMSF responding to active fire. Three heavy air tankers have been requested.

Area Vegetation: Grass and ponderosa pine

Acres Burned: Estimated 40-50 acres

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