Finally, the rain has arrived to the South Fork Fire! Yesterday afternoon it rained approximately .34 of an inch on certain areas and it helped fire resources with mop-up operations. Objectives for today, will be for the remaining fire resources to continue to mop-up, patrol and rehabilitate throughout the entire fire perimeter.
On Sunday morning, a maintenance project will begin on FR 31 approximately 3 miles from the intersection of HWY 84 on repairing a culvert. Please be cautious when traveling on the stretch of road.
An official transition of command from the Pecos Zone Type 3 team back to the local unit will occur on Sunday night at 6 p.m. A local Type 4 Incident Commander (IC) has been "shadowing" the Type 3 IC and operations folks for the last couple of days, and is getting oriented with the strategies and tactics to finish the work.
For the safety of firefighters and the public, road closure remain in effect on FR 27 on the fire's western flank; FR 31, south of the Abiquiu Land Grant; and the section of FR 144 on the southern containment line between FR 27 and 31.
Just a reminder from the Santa Fe National Forest that they are in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for the following areas including the entirety of the Santa Fe National Forest: Chama River Canyon Wilderness, Dome Wilderness, Pecos Wilderness and the San Pedro Parks Wilderness.
To view a map of the fire, see www.inciweb.org/incident/map/1985/0/.
|Date of Origin||Thursday June 10th, 2010 approx. 01:00 PM|
|Location||20 miles west of Espanola, New Mexico|
|Incident Commander||Eddie Tudor|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday July 07th, 2010 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber litter and understory with heavy dead and down debris.
Smoldering only in high concentrations of heavy fuel and duff layer.
Mop-up, patrol, and rehab in all divisions
Crews will continue to rehab and patrol the fire perimeter in all Divisions.
Division A along Forest Road 27 remains the priority to prevent movement across the line onto the Coyote Ranger District. Second priority is Division Z along FR 144 across the southern boundary of the fire area and will prevent movement onto the Santa Clara Indian Reservation.
|Wind Conditions||10 mph S|