Jaroso Fire Update 6/24/2013
Incident: Jaroso Fire Wildfire
For Information: 505-438-5321
For Immediate Release
June 24, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Date Reported: 06/10/2013
Number of Personnel: 10
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: 4,487 acres based on infrared flight
Injuries to Date: None
Percent Contained: 0%
- The entire Santa Fe National Forest is closed to the public beginning today Monday, June 24 at 8:00 a.m., with the exception of the Rio Chama Scenic River corridor and the Valles Caldera staging area.
- The entire Pecos Wilderness including access from the Carson NF (Santa Barbara area) is closed to public entry for the protection of human health and safety.
- The Jaroso Fire is burning in the rugged, steep, deep canyons of the Pecos Wilderness. It is burning in mixed -conifer, heavy dead and down, woody material with pockets of bug-killed trees, and in an area approximately 1300-acres of blowdown from 2007.
- Ground resources (firefighters) and air resources cannot be used in this fire because of the extremely unsafe conditions.
- A public meeting will be held in Mora, Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mora High School Lecture Hall.
Santa Fe National Forest Fire Restrictions and Closures:
Today’s Planned Activities:
Yesterday, the fire crossed the Frijoles drainage in the blowdown area and then burned back into itself. The fire continues to burn in the Horsethief Creek area. There is no fire growth in the northern and eastern part of the fire. 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. Please visit the smoke website for more information.
Today’s weather includes a RED FLAG WARNING due to strong winds and low humidity.