Jaroso Fire Update 6/25/2013
Incident: Jaroso Fire Wildfire
For Immediate Release
Date Reported: 06/10/2013 Location: Espanola and Pecos-Las Vegas Ranger Districts within the Pecos Wilderness Cause: Lightning Size: 10,402 acres
June 25, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Number of Personnel: 90 Equipment: 5 engines Crews: 1 Type 1, 2 Type 2 Aircraft: 1 helicopter Injuries to Date: None Percent Contained: 0%
JAROSO FIRE Fire Information: 505-438-5321
Public Meeting Scheduled for
Wednesday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at the Pecos High School Auditorium
Tonight residents living in the upper Pecos Canyon will see flames—a fire glow, which gives the false appearance that it is closer than it actually is.
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.
Today’s Significant Events:
Due to active fire behavior observed on the Jaroso fire, the Santa Fe National Forest has ordered a Wildland Fire Management Team for the Jaroso fire currently burning in the Pecos Wilderness. Incoming Incident Commander Brad McBratney and his team will be briefed by the Forest on Thursday, June 26 at 8 a.m. and will assume management of the fire later that evening at 6 p.m.
A Wildand Fire Management Team offers the fire suppression skills of a veteran Type II Team, and has additional skills and qualifications to help plan for longer-duration fires.
This evening, air attack reported that the fire was hot on the south side and is still progressing east; south of Pecos Baldy. On the south side, the fire is headed for the ridge just west of Round Mountain and slowly backing to Horsethief Meadow. The fire spotted and grew on the east facing slope on the west side of the Pecos River. The fire is not close to Beatty’s Cabin at this time.
As a precautionary measure, resources have been ordered to protect values at risk that are located south and east of the fire. Values at risk south of the fire include: Jack’s Creek Campground, Iron Gate Campground, Panchuela Campground and structures in Grass Mountain, Pecos Canyon Estates, Winsor, Cowles and the Panchuela area. Values at risk east of the fire include: an electronic site, and numerous structures in Ledoux, South Carmen, Upper Rociada, Gascon, Camp Davis and structures along State Road 276 and Forest Service Road 60.
Tonight’s Weather: clear with a zero percent chance of precipitation. Temperature: 44 to 48 degrees. Relative humidity: 29 to 34 percent. Winds: West 10 to 15 MPH with gusts to 20 MPH and decreasing down valley/downslope 7 to 9 MPH after midnight.
Santa Fe National Forest Fire Restrictions and Closures: The entire Santa Fe National Forest is closed to the public, 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. For additional restriction and closure information, please visit: www.firerestrictions.us/nm or http://www.fs.usda.gov/santafe/