News Update 6/15 Am
Incident: Thompson Ridge Fire Wildfire
Acres: 24,032 Start date: May 31, 2013
Cause: Downed powerline Location: Valles Caldera National Preserve, NM
Containment: 75 percent Fuels: Mixed conifer and Ponderosa pine
Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 13 crews, 29 engines, 29 water tenders, 3 dozers
Total personnel: 763 Available air support: 5 helicopters
Summary: Last night fire activity was minimal, and there was no new growth on the fire. Night shift crews patrolled the perimeter and addressed hotspots near the fireline.
Today firefighters will continue to patrol and mopup any hot spots within the perimeter of the fire. Rehabilitation around South Mountain will continue as firefighters remove snags and chip felled trees.
National Guard crews will assist firefighters today with removal of hoses and equipment from areas that are no longer under threat from fire.
Open and active: Communities in and around the Santa Fe National Forest remain open and accessible including Jemez Springs, Jemez Pueblo, Santa Clara Pueblo, Los Alamos and Bandelier National Monument. Camping, hiking and other recreational opportunities are available in these areas.
Closures: All points of entry to the Valles Caldera National Preserve are closed to public access due to fire activity. The Fenton Lake State Park is also closed to the public.