The Bear Springs Fire started at 6:36pm on Sunday, June 3, 2012 on the Jemez Ranger District, Jemez, NM. Cause of the fire is lightning in an area of ponderosa pine and mixed conifer. There are multiple ground and air resources en route and crews the on scene. A Type 3 Incident Management Team has been ordered and will assume management of the fire from the District on Tuesday 8:00am.
Fire behavior has been active with running and spotting. Smoke is visible from the sourounding area and will have varied effect on the community depending on wind and air inversions. There are no evacuations at this time.
The Walatoa Visitors Center will be the main Information center for the fire
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 03rd, 2012 approx. 03:00 PM|
|Location||5 Miles East of Ponderosa NM|
|Incident Commander||Paul Delmerico|
Mixed Conifer and Ponderosa Pine
Burnout opperation successful. Low intensity fire objectives achieved.
Hold and mop up 3 chains or 200 feet in from control line.
Steep rugged terrain
Demobilization of resources will begin today. Incident will be transitioned back to the Jemez Ranger District on Saturday, June 9, 2012.
|Wind Conditions||12 mph SW|