Jaroso Fire Update - June 20, 2013 9:00 AM
Incident: Jaroso Fire Wildfire
Date Reported: 06/10/2013
Number of Personnel: 17
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: 3,590 acres
Injuries to Date: None
Percent Contained: 0%
A Community Meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 21 at 6:00 pm at the Ojo Sarco Volunteer Fire Department located on New Mexico State Road 76 North.
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.
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 to assess the fire throughout the day. During yesterday’s operation, helicopters dropped 15,000 gallons of water in the Frijoles Canyon and Horsethief creek areas of the fire. The fire continues to burn in an area that is inaccessible and dangerous to firefighters.
The two most active parts of the fire continues to be on the west side in the Frijoles creek area near the blow down and on the south side of the fire 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 sunny, warm, and dry. The winds will be southwest breezy to moderately windy. The forecasted weather includes a FIRE WEATHER WATCH.