Summary: The fire has been turned back to the local district and is in a monitor status. Rehabilitating the suppression lines continued, returning them to a more natural state, preparing them for seeding and preventing their future use as trails. In addition, the removal of equipment and supplies from the forest continued.
Cause: The Santa Fe National Forest is requesting that anyone having knowledge of or having been in the vicinity of the Pacheco Fire (north of Aspen Ranch by the Borrego Trail) between June 17 and June 18 please contact the Santa Fe National Forest at (505) 438-5372.
Smoke: For more smoke information and air quality forecasts, please visit the New Mexico Environment Department's website at http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/aqb/WildfireSmokeResources.htm.
Other websites with useful information concerning smoke are:
Road and Fire Area Closure: New Mexico Route 475 is closed east of Ten Thousand Waves near the Hyde Park area at mile marker 5. New Mexico Route 592 is closed near Tesuque area and Forest Road 102. New Mexico Route 63 is closed in the Pecos Canyon at mile marker 12.
The Fire Area Closure for the Pacheco Fire remains in effect. Review it at: www.fs.fed.us/r3/sfe/conditions/index.html
Open and active: Communities around the Pacheco Fire remain open and accessible including Tesuque, Pojoaque, Nambe, Santa Fe, and Pecos.
Fire Restrictions: With the exception of sections of the Coyote Ranger District and the Cuba Ranger District, the lands of the Santa Fe National Forest are now closed to all public access. The detailed list of what is off limits (restricted) is now available. For that list please visit: http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/sfe/. Stage II restrictions are still in effect on National Forest System Land north of NM 96 and west of NM 550.
In addition, contiguous lands administered by New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and New Mexico State Parks are also under closure. Please visit http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/ and http://www.publiclands.org/firenews/NM.php for more information.
|Date of Origin||Saturday June 18th, 2011 approx. 03:17 PM|
|Location||9 miles north of Santa Fe|
|Incident Commander||Jamie Long|
Timber (litter and understory) Heavy dead and down fuels, mixed conifer
No observed fire behavior.
Monitor fire and continue rehab.