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.

Evacuation Update (Thompson Ridge Fire Wildfire)

The voluntary evacuation order for Thompson Ridge, Rancho de la Cueva, and Elk Valley will be lifted today at 4:00 p.m. Forest Service Road 105 remains closed to all traffic north of Thompson Ridge at the junction with Valles Caldera Road 08. The pre-evacuation notice for Bennett Subdivision remains in effect. For more information regarding the fire, please visit www.inciweb.org or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ThompsonRdgFire .

News Update 6/9 PM (Thompson Ridge Fire Wildfire)

Acres: 20,700 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 Summary: Today there was a small amount of rainfall near the northeast area of the fire. The elevated humidity contributed to the minimal fire behavior, in spite of the very active burning in the early to mid-evening the night before.

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.

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