Jaroso Fire Update- June 23, 2013 9:00 Am
Incident: Jaroso Fire Wildfire
For Information: 505-438-5321
For Immediate Release
June 23, 2013, 8:45 a.m.
Date Reported: 06/10/2013
Number of Personnel: 21
Location: Espanola Ranger District within the Pecos Wilderness, approx. 6 miles southeast of Borrego
Equipment: No ground equipment at this time.
Aircraft: 1 helicopter
Size: 3,919 acres
Injuries to Date: None
Percent Contained: 0%
- The Santa Fe National Forest assumed command of the Jaroso Fire yesterday,
June 22, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
- The entire Santa Fe National Forest will be closed to public beginning Monday, June 24 at 8:00 a.m.
Santa Fe National Forest Fire Restrictions and Closures:
Note: The entire Pecos Wilderness is closed to public entry for the protection of human health and safety.
Today’s Planned Activities:
The fire grew in acres on the west side in the Frijoles creek area near the blow down, in the northeast corner on a ridge near Rio Medio and on the south side around Horsethief Creek area, and there is minimal fire activity on the east side. Smoke will be visible and will increase over the next few days due to the fire burning in the blow down area; this will continue until there is a change in weather.
Today’s weather includes a FIRE WEATHER WATCH. There is a southwest flow pattern that continues to keep temperatures warm and relative humidity low. Southwest winds will be breezy and moderate throughout the day. There will be high clouds moving in from the west and likely little precipitation over the weekend.