Tres Lagunas Update Monday, June 17, 2013 9 AM
Incident: Tres Lagunas Fire Wildfire
Start Date: 5/30/13 Size: 10,219 acres Cause: Human Fuels: Timber Terrain:Steep/Rugged Containment: 90% Location:15 miles N. of Pecos,NM
Resources Committed: 233 personnel
Summary: Firefighters and engines are remaining on scene today as active flames were detected yesterday in the center of the Tres Lagunas fire perimeter and additional smoldering and creeping fire was seen below Mount Barker. The containment remains at 90 percent. Resources are on point, continuing to protect property. Three divisions are extinguishing and removing burning materials and reinforcing the containment lines. The situation remains dynamic and all crews remain vigilant about the steep terrain, potential flash floods and a drying trend his week.
Today’s Weather: Afternoon winds are expected to be erratic with a 40% chance of thunderstorms. Conditions will rapidly dry the rest of the week.
Highway 63 at mile marker 16, open for residents only.
The public is reminded that the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, including the Pecos Wilderness, is closed due to extreme fire danger. No picnicking or camping.
The District closure pertains to all recreational uses (fishing, camping, hiking, etc.) including recreation resident leasees, or permittees on national forest land. For questions about the District closure, please call the Pecos Ranger District at 505-757-6121.
NM Game and Fish lands in the Pecos Canyon are closed to all recreational use.
Due to heavy fire traffic, residents returning to their homes should avoid driving on Highway 63 before 8:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. Residents are urged to drive slowly and use extreme caution.
Fire information: For further information on the Tres Lagunas Fire, call the Fire Information at 505-757-2952. Media contact number 505-757-2907. Maps and photos can be found at: www.inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3401
Post Response: The Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team specialists have accessed the area. For further information on the Tres Lagunas Post-Fire Response, please visit Inciweb at: www.inciweb.nwcg.gov or call (505) 670-6072.