TRES LAGUNAS FIRE NEWS RELEASE - Sunday, June 9, 2013, 5 p.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 Rock Snot and Whirling Disease also formidable foes for wildland firefighters Engines and water tenders must be decontaminated before leaving the fire Pecos, NM (June 9, 2013) Firefighters on the Tres Lagunas Fire are now ramping down their fire suppression efforts and transitioning to “mop up” operations.

TRES LAGUNAS FIRE UPDATE Sunday, June 9, 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 Acres: 10,048 Cause: Human Start Date: May 30, 2013 Containment: 45% Location: 10 miles North of Pecos, NM Fuels: Timber Total personnel: 1,014 Terrain: steep, rugged Today’s Actions: There will be a strong emphasis on mop up along established containment lines today. Mop up entails detailed inspection of fire lines to be sure the ground is cold and fire perimeter is secure.

Road Closure Update 6/9 11 am (Thompson Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Road Closure Update New Mexico Highway 4 is closed from New Mexico Highway 126 to New Mexico Highway 501. Only full time residents of Cochiti Mesa and properties accessed from Forest Road 268 and Forest Road 289 will be able to go to and from their properties along Highway 4 to Highway 501. Only full time residents of Sierra los Pinos and properties accessed from Forest Road 10 will be able to go to and from their properties along Highway 4 to Highway 126. They will not be able to proceed east on Hwy 4.

New Update 6/9 AM (Thompson Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Acres: 20,687 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, 52 engines, 35 water tenders, 2 dozers Total personnel: 1,023 Available air support: 3 air tankers, 6 helicopters Fire intensity increased significantly along the slopes just west of the Valles Caldera headquarters historic district yesterday afternoon. To slow its progress, aerial burnout operations began just before sunset along a ridge southwest of the established fire.

Traffic Update (Thompson Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Highway 4 is closed from State Route 126 to State Route 501. Residents in and around Sierra Los Pinos may exit the area south on Highway 4 to Jemez Springs. No traffic will be allowed to go west to Los Alamos. Residents must show valid ID to re-enter their

Tres Lagunas Fire Information -6/8/2013 - 10:30 pm (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 Acres: 10,048 Cause: Human Start Date: May 30, 2013 Containment: 45% Location: 10 miles North of Pecos, NM Fuels: Timber Total personnel: 1,014 Terrain: steep, rugged Today’s Summary: Progress moved ahead today from containment to mop up and rehabilitation of completed fire lines in the north, west and south areas of the fire.

News Update 6/8 PM (Thompson Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Acres: 18,530 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, 52 engines, 35 water tenders, 2 dozers Total personnel: 1,023 Available air support: 3 air tankers, 6 helicopters During burning operations this evening, the fire spotted across the fireline on the southeast side and established on South Mountain. Fire personnel are on scene evaluating containment options. We will have further updates as information becomes available.

Urgent Update (Thompson Ridge Fire Wildfire)

During burning operations this evening, the fire spotted across the fireline on the southeast side and established on South Mountain. Fire personnel are on scene evaluating containment options. Further updates as information becomes available. Effective 0600 Sunday, June 9, 2013, New Mexico Highway 4 will be closed at the junction of State Route 126 to the junction of State Route

TRES LAGUNAS FIRE UPDATE - Saturday, June 8, 2013, 8 AM (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 Acres: 10,048 Cause: Human Start Date: May 30, 2013 Containment: 40% Location: 10 miles North of Pecos, NM Fuels: Timber Total personnel: 1,011 Terrain: steep, rugged NO PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT Today’s Actions: Good progress was made yesterday on hand and dozer lines. Lines were constructed to tie in remaining active fire areas which include the northwest corner of Holy Ghost Canyon.

News Update 6/8 AM (Thompson Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Acres: 18,527 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: 25 crews, 49 engines, 23 water tenders, 2 dozers Total personnel: 1,092 Available air support: 3 air tankers, 4 helicopters Summary: Last night was another quiet night on the fire. No firing operations were conducted due to changes in atmospheric conditions.

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