Tres Lagunas Fire Update Wednesday, June 12, 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
PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT June 12, 6 pm in the Pecos High School Auditorium
Start Date: May 30, 2013
Location: 10 miles North of Pecos, NM
Total personnel: 660
Terrain: steep, rugged
Today’s Actions: Mop up, backhauling of equipment, and rehabilitation of firelines will continue on all sides of the fire except for the east side. Mop up includes extinguishing or removing burning material near containment lines, felling snags, and trenching logs to prevent rolling after an area has burned. On the east side of the fire where it burned into the old Viveash fire scar, crews continue to look for opportunities to construct handline and dozer line. Resources and equipment are gradually being demobilized.
Highway 63 is now open. Private landowners who live north of Windy Bridge are now able to access their private property. The public is reminded that the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District is closed to public entry due to extreme fire danger including the entire Pecos Wilderness. The District closure pertains to all recreational uses (fishing, camping, hiking, etc.) including recreation resident leasees or permittees on national forest land. For questions about the District closure, please call the Pecos Ranger District at 505-757-6121.
NM Game and Fish lands in the Pecos Canyon are also closed to all recreational use.
Due to heavy fire traffic, residents returning to their homes should avoid driving on Highway 63 before 8:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. Residents are urged to drive slowly and use extreme caution.
Electricity has been restored to all evacuated areas except for Holy Ghost Canyon. Century Link continues to repair phone lines in the area.
Today’s Weather: Hot and dry conditions continue today with temperatures remaining well above normal. Winds will be lighter out of the Southwest at 10-12 mph with gusts up to 24 mph, and a slight chance of dry thunderstorms is possible.
Smoke Notice: Residents in Pecos Canyon and areas east of the Tres Lagunas fire may be impacted by smoke coming from the Jaroso Fire in the Pecos Wilderness.