Tres Lagunas Fire Update - Monday, June 10, 2013, 9 AM
Incident: Tres Lagunas Fire Wildfire
Fire Information: 505-757-2952 Media Contact: 505-757-2907
Information for this fire, including maps and photos, can be found at: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3401
NO PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT
Start Date: May 30, 2013
Location: 10 miles North of Pecos, NM
Total personnel: 958
Terrain: steep, rugged
Today’s Actions: There will be a strong emphasis on mop up and fire line rehabilitation along established containment lines today. Mop up entails detailed inspection of fire lines to be sure the ground is cold and fire perimeter is secure. Firefighters will continue to secure lines on ridges and steep slopes on the east, northeast, and southeast areas of the fire. Pumps and hoses are being pulled out of Holy Ghost Canyon. Electricity has been restored to all evacuated areas except for Holy Ghost Canyon. Century Link is in the process of replacing phone lines in the area. Evacuations will be lifted when the area is safe from potential threats to the communities currently evacuated north of Windy Bridge. As the incident begins to wind down, resources and equipment are being demobilized.
The road block on Highway 63 is located at the Windy Bridge Day Use area at approximately mile marker 15.5. The road south of Windy Bridge is open. 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 slowly and use extreme caution. Areas north of Windy Bridge remain under evacuation. Forest Road 92 two miles north of the Bull Creek road remains closed.
Today’s Weather: Today will be hotter and drier with temperatures ranging from the mid to high 80’s. Winds will begin to pick up out of the Southwest at 12-16 mph with gusts up to 30. Unstable conditions are expected today and could lead to dry thunderstorms and lightning possible this afternoon.
Be Bear Aware: There have been bear sightings reported by firefighters in the area. With area residents returning to their property after a week of power outages, New Mexico Game and Fish advises to be sure not to leave food or garbage of any kind where bears can get to it. Bears that become habituated to human food and garbage are often relocated and frequently don’t survive. Bears are hungry and travelling widely at this time of year. The fire has aggravated the situation. Please be observant and cautious around all wildlife. For more information contact www.bebearaware.org