Jaroso Fire Update - June 14, 2013 8:00 Pm
Incident: Jaroso Fire Wildfire
Date Reported: 06/10/2013
Location: Espanola Ranger District within the Pecos
Number of Personnel: 47 members of the team that are developing the long term suppression strategy.
Wilderness, approx. 6 miles southeast of Borrego
Equipment: No ground equipment at this time.
Aircraft: 2 Fixed Wing, 1 Helicopter.
Size: 3,538 acres (not updated, there was no flight over fire last night due to thunder storms)
Injuries to Date: None
Percent Contained: 0%
The Southwest Type 1 Incident Management Team, Tony Sciacca Incident Commander, continues with its immediate objective to develop a long term strategy for suppression of the fire outside of the wilderness boundary. Presently the fire is burning in an area that is inaccessible to ground resources. Placing firefighters in this area is an unacceptable risk to them. Tactics will be developed that will allow firefighters to safely suppress the fire with the greatest chance of success and the least risk to our firefighters.
Santa Fe National Forest Fire Restrictions and Closures:
Results of Today’s Planned Activities:
Fire activity as observed from the air was low due to high relative humidity and scattered precipitation around the fire area. This was expected and should continue through the weekend into Tuesday when a drying trend moves into the area on Wednesday. The fire is still burning in heavy pockets of fuel and continues to burn and smolder through the area of blow-down.
On the ground today fire operations personnel continued scouting the areas around Truchas and Trampas to the north of the fire and completed aerial surveillance on the east side of the fire.
The team continued to develop potential suppression strategies to protect critical assets at risk and identify consequences of the potential loss of those assets. The team is using the input they have received from stakeholders and the community that identified assets of particular importance that may be affected by the fire. The team will continue to scout out potential water sources for the fire suppression effort, locate remote cabins where possible and propose tactics for their protection.