Tres Lagunas Fire Update - Thursday June 6, 2013, 10 PM
Incident: Tres Lagunas Fire Wildfire
Fire Information: 505-757-2952 Media Contact: 505-757-2907
Information for this fire, including maps, can be found at: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3401
Cause: downed power line
Start Date: May 30, 2013
Location: 10 miles North of Pecos, NM
Total personnel: 973
Terrain: steep, rugged
NO PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT
Today’s Actions: Crews took advantage of yesterday’s wet weather and continued to construct direct hand lines and dozer lines to the most active fire areas which include the Northwest corner of Holy Ghost Canyon. Direct hand lines were constructed around the Southeast spot fires located West of Forest Rd. 92.
Two small lightning caused fires were reported in Gallinas Canyon and Mora area. The fire in Gallinas Canyon is contained and crews continue suppression efforts on the Mora fire.
The road block on Highway 63 moved further north in the Pecos canyon to the Windy Bridge Day Use area at approximately mile marker 15.5. One hundred individuals residing south of Windy Bridge have been allowed to return back to this area. Due to heavy fire traffic, please avoid driving on the highway before 8:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. Residents are urged to drive slow use extreme caution. Areas north of Windy Bridge remain under evacuation. Forest Road 92 two miles north of the Bull Creek road remains closed.
The Mora-San Miguel Electric Coop and Century Link personnel were escorted into the fire area by fire management personnel assessed damage to their lines and will begin making necessary repairs. For more information about the restoration of power, contact the Mora-San Miguel Electric Coop at 575-387-2205. For more information about Century Link service, call 1-800-788-3600.
Photos taken of Holy Ghost Canyon, Indian Creek, Tres Lagunas and other areas of the fire have been posted to the Inciweb website and are available for download. Go to inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3401 and click on the photos link.
Today’s weather: Higher humidity continued today with quite a bit of cloud cover during the mid/late afternoon. An overall drying and warming trend starts up on Friday. Temperatures will be well above normal by Sunday.
Smoke: Winds were out of the Southwest pushing smoke to communities located northeast of the fire. Information on wildland fire smoke and your health can be found on the New Mexico Department of Health's website at https://nmtracking.org/fire.