Excellent progress on the fire was made today due to the hard work from firefighters, and more favorable weather then previous shifts; burnout operations were conducted today in the interior of the burn area improves fire containment and smoke may continue to be seen in the area.
The Pecos Zone Type III will transition management of the fire back to the local Type III Incident Commander at 6:00 p.m. on Friday April 29, 2011.
The local agencies would like the public to remember that they are in fire restrictions so please check the following website for additional information on area restrictions. http://www.publiclands.org/firenews/NM.php.
Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area (closed until further notice due to fire damage)
Smoke from the fire may continues to impacted the community of Carlsbad and surrounding areas so please take precautious if you have any health or respiratory issues. For more information, NMED's website, http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/aqb/Wildfire-PM.html, the DOH website http://www.health.state.nm.us/.
|Date of Origin||Sunday April 24th, 2011 approx. 09:33 AM|
|Incident Commander||Eddie Tudor|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday May 01st, 2011 approx. 12:00 AM|
6 Dormant brush, hardwood slash
Observed smoke in green in the interior.
Transitioning with the Forest Service Type 3 IC at 1800.
Patrol and Mop up.
|Wind Conditions||40 mph W|