Firefighers Approach Full Containment
Incident: Bear Spring Fire Wildfire
FIRE UPDATE Northern New Mexico Type 3 Team · Paul Delmerico, Incident Commander Email: email@example.com · Web: inciweb.org or nmfireinfo.com Information Center: (575) 834-2200Bear Springs Fire
FIREFIGHTERS APPROACH FULL CONTAINMENT
June 7, 2012 - 9 a.m.
Start Time/Date 6:36 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2012
Location: Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe NF; 6 miles NE of Ponderosa, NM and 6 miles SE of Jemez Springs, NM.
Legal Description: T17N, R4E, SWNE Sec 31
Fuels: Mixed conifer, ponderosa pine
Size: 622 acres
Containment: 75 %
Resources Committed: 192 Personnel 4 Type 1 crews, 3 Type 2 crews, 3 engines, 2 Type 1 helicopter,
1 Type 3 helicopter, 2 water tenders, 2 dozers
Today's Weather: 84 degrees, mostly sunny, relative humidity 13%, winds southwest 12 mph
Structures/threats: Cultural Resources and Historic Structures
Closures: Paliza Campground is closed
Fire Restrictions: Forest users are reminded that Stage 1 fire restrictions remain in place on the entire Santa Fe National Forest, the Valles Caldera National Preserve, and NM Dept. of Game and Fish lands.
Summary: Yesterday's burnout was very clean, resulting in little to no impact to natural and cultural resources. All containment lines in place are secure, and patrol and-mop up to a depth of 200 feet will proceed today. Smoke will continue to be visible for several days or longer as interior fuels burn out.
Some crews will be released today, and demobilization will continue as the fire winds down. Management of the fire will be returned to the Jemez Ranger District on Saturday, June 9.
The Jemez Ranger District extends its sincere gratitude to the firefighters and cooperators for their professionalism, safety record, and sensitivity to cultural and natural resources during the suppression effort.
This is the final news release for this fire from the Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team. The fire information center at Walotowa Visitor Center will close today at 2 p.m. Information for this fire can be obtained at the following numbers for the duration of the incident: Incident Management Team Public Information Officer - (575) 741-1516, or Jemez Ranger District - (575) 829-3535. Any additional news releases for this fire will be generated by the Santa Fe National Forest.
Information on wildland fire smoke and your health can be found on the New Mexico Department of Health's website at: https://nmtracking.unm.edu/eh alerts/.