Tres Lagunas Update Thursday June 20, 2013 9:00 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: 152 personnel; 2-Type II crews, 5-Type VI Engines, 1 Dozers, 2 water tenders.
Summary: The containment remains at 90 percent. The resources remain on point to protect property. The crews continue to be vigilant about the steep terrain, rolling rocks, potential flash floods, and a drying trend this week. Mop up, backhauling of equipment, and fire line rehabilitation will continue today. Resources and equipment are gradually being demobilized.
Today’s Weather: A Red Flag Warning is in effect for Thursday. Wind gusts are increasing and will be erratic with no precipitation. Those conditions create a fire weather watch.
Transition: Beginning today, Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 6:00 a.m., the Northern New Mexico Incident Management Type 3 Team will be transitioning to a Type 4 Incident Management Team, under the local jurisdiction of the Santa Fe National Forest Pecos Ranger District. The Pecos Ranger District will take over the incident and oversee all future operations. The public is advised to contact the Pecos Ranger District at 505-757-6121, for more information.
Highway 63 at mile marker 14, nine miles north of the intersection NM50 and NM63. Highway 63 is open for resident’s access 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.
Residents are urged to drive slowly and use extreme caution.
Fire information: For further information on the Tres Lagunas Fire, call the Pecos Ranger District at 505-757-6121.
Maps and photos can be found at: www.inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3401
Post Response: For information on the Tres Lagunas Post-Fire Response, please visit Inciweb at: www.inciweb.nwcg.gov or call (505) 670-6072.