Jaroso Fire Update - June 19, 2013 10:00 AM
Incident: Jaroso Fire Wildfire
Date Reported: 06/10/2013
Number of Personnel: 20
Location: Espanola Ranger District within the Pecos Wilderness, approx. 6 miles southeast of Borrego
Equipment: No ground equipment at this time.
Aircraft: 2 helicopters
Size: 3,546 acres
Injuries to Date: None
Percent Contained: 0%
The U.S. Forest Service, Atlanta National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) has assumed command of the Jaroso Fire. The NIMO team is also managing the Tres Lagunas suppression and BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) efforts, as well as, the Thompson Ridge BAER efforts.
The NIMO team is implementing the Jaroso Fire Long Term Assessment.
Future fire updates will be posted every morning. Evening updates will no longer be posted unless fire activity changes significantly.
Santa Fe National Forest Fire Restrictions and Closures:
Note: The entire Pecos Wilderness is currently closed to all public entry for the protection of human health and safety.
Today’s Planned Activities:
Today’s operations include using aerial resources in the morning to drop water in the Frijoles Canyon area. We will evaluate the weather throughout the day for opportunities to continue using water during today’s operations.
Yesterday afternoon, due to favorable weather conditions aerial resources were able to drop water on hot spots on the west side of the fire near the Rio Jaroso and on the south side of the fire near Horsethief Creek.
The two most active parts of the fire continues to be on the west and south side. On west side of the fire it continues to burn in the Frijoles creek area near the blow down, on the south side of the fire continues to burn around the Horsethief Creek area, on the north side of the fire, there is heat on the ridge near Rio Medio; and on the east side there is minimal fire activity.
Today’s weather includes a RED FLAG WARNING being mostly sunny and very dry. The forecasted weather includes a FIRE WEATHER WATCH being sunny and with some afternoon cloud development. The fire continues to burn in an area that is inaccessible and dangerous to firefighters.