Jaroso Fire Update - June 11, 2013, 9 p.m. (Jaroso Fire Wildfire)

Time/Date Reported: June 10, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. Location: Espanola Ranger District within the Pecos Wilderness, approximately six miles southeast of Borrego Mesa; 10,000 ft. elevation Legal Description: T19N, R11E, Sec 1 Cause: Lightning Fuels: Fire is burning in mixed conifer, heavy dead and down fuels with pockets of bug-killed trees. It is burning in a 1300-acre area of downed timber caused by a wind event six years ago. Size: Estimated 6,000 acres—a more accurate size will become available following the infrared mapping flight later tonight.

News Update 6/11 PM (Thompson Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Acres: 21,900 Start date: May 31, 2013 Cause: Downed powerline Location: Valles Caldera National Preserve, NM Containment: 50 percent Fuels: Mixed conifer and Ponderosa pine Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 20 crews, 48 engines, 34 water tenders, 6 dozers Total personnel: 991 Available air support: 3 air tankers, 6 helicopters Once again, weather caused extreme fire behavior today. High winds and temperatures, coupled with single digit humidity, were the main reasons for the large 20,000 foot column.

News Update 6/11 AM (Thompson Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Acres: 21,871 Start date: May 31, 2013 Cause: Downed powerline Location: Valles Caldera National Preserve, NM Containment: 50 percent Fuels: Mixed conifer and Ponderosa pine Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 20 crews, 49 engines, 32 water tenders, 5 dozers Total personnel: 1,003 Available air support: 3 air tankers, 6 helicopters Very active fire behavior was observed yesterday within the perimeter and will continue today due to atmospheric conditions. Much of the interior burning that occurred yesterday and through the night was reburn.

TRES LAGUNAS FIRE UPDATE Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 9 a.m. (Tres Lagunas Fire Wildfire)

Fire Information: 505-757-2952 Media Contact: 505-757-2907 Information for this fire, including maps and photos, can be found at: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3401 PUBLIC MEETING June 12, 6 pm in the Pecos High School Auditorium Acres: 10,237 Cause: Human Start Date: May 30, 2013 Containment: 70% Location: 10 miles North of Pecos, NM Fuels: Timber Total personnel: 783 Terrain: steep, rugged Today’s Actions: Mop up, backhauling of equipment, and fire line rehabilitation will be the focus of today’s operations.

TRES LAGUNAS FIRE UPDATE Monday, June 10, 2013, 8:00 p.m. (Tres Lagunas Fire Wildfire)

PUBLIC MEETING IN PECOS JUNE 12 Fire growth was minimal today and only isolated areas of heat were detected. Firefighters continued to work on rehabilitation on firelines, especially around structures in the evacuation area. Crews were also busy chipping vegetation and backhauling equipment from the fireline. In addition, Century Link personnel continued to make repairs to phone lines. Power has not been restored to Holy Ghost canyon. Evacuations will be assessed tomorrow based on the progress of that work.

News Update 6/10 PM (Thompson Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Acres: 21,089 Start date: May 31, 2013 Cause: Downed powerline Location: Valles Caldera National Preserve, NM Containment: 50 percent Fuels: Mixed conifer and Ponderosa pine Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 20 crews, 49 engines, 32 water tenders, 5 dozers Total personnel: 1,003 Available air support: 3 air tankers, 6 helicopters Today, firefighters continued an aggressive direct attack on the southeastern side of South Mountain to complete the final leg of the southeastern perimeter of the mountain.

Jaroso Fire Update - June 10, 2013, 10:00 pm (Jaroso Fire Wildfire)

Fire Name: Jaroso Fire Time/Date Reported: June 10, 2013 at 1:45 pm Location: Espanola Ranger District within the Pecos Wilderness, approximately six miles southeast of Borrego Mesa. Legal Description: T19N, R11E, Sec 1 Cause: Lightning Fuels: Mixed conifer, heavy dead and down fuels with pockets of bug-killed trees and 1,300 acres of downed timber caused by a wind event six years ago. Size: 300 + acres. The fire is projected to grow up to 1,000 acres by morning.

TRES LAGUNAS FIRE UPDATE - Monday, June 10, 2013, 9 a.m. (Tres Lagunas Fire Wildfire)

Fire Information: 505-757-2952 Media Contact: 505-757-2907 Information for this fire, including maps and photos, can be found at: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3401 NO PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT Acres: 10,185 Cause: Human Start Date: May 30, 2013 Containment: 60% Location: 10 miles North of Pecos, NM Fuels: Timber Total personnel: 958 Terrain: steep, rugged Today’s Actions: There will be a strong emphasis on mop up and fire line rehabilitation along established containment lines today.

Hwy 4 Open (Thompson Ridge Fire Wildfire)

HWY 4 is OPEN. With the southeastern fire perimeters being held at nearly a mile from Highway 4, fire officials have reopened NM Highway 4. As a safety reminder, all are advised to take extra caution in the area due to the continued heavy volume of fire related traffic.

News Update 6/10 AM (Thompson Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Acres: 21,089 Start date: May 31, 2013 Cause: Downed powerline Location: Valles Caldera National Preserve, NM Containment: 40 percent Fuels: Mixed conifer and Ponderosa pine Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 21 crews, 49 engines, 31 water tenders, 4 dozers Total personnel: 1,014 Available air support: 3 air tankers, 6 helicopters Following a full day of preparations on the ground and continuous attack from the air with heavy helicopters, firefighters were prepared to go on the offensive. Firefighters worked through the night taking advantage of the favorable window of opportunity.

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