Thompson Ridge Fire Update 6.19.2013
Incident: Thompson Ridge Fire Wildfire
Thompson Ridge Fire News Release
June 19, 2013 9:30 a.m.
Fire Information: (541) 787-4342
8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Acres: 23,903 Start date: May 31, 2013
Cause: Downed power line Location: Valles Caldera National Preserve, NM
Containment: 90 percent Fuels: Mixed conifer and Ponderosa pine
Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 6 crews, 11 engines, 5 water tenders, 2 dozers
Total personnel: 276 Available air support: 3 helicopters
Summary: There was no new perimeter growth yesterday as unburned fuels within the interior continued to smolder and burn. Today crews will continue mop up, patrol and rehab on all divisions of the fire. An increase in winds, lower humidity and warmer temperatures may contribute to increased fire activity within the interior which may create smoke plumes.
The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team will continue fire damage assessments and present its findings at a public meeting Thursday, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Valles Caldera Science and Education Center in Jemez Springs. For more information on BAER and directions to the meeting go to http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3430/ or call (707) 853-4243.
Open and active: Communities in and around the Santa Fe National Forest remain open and accessible including Jemez Springs, Jemez Pueblo, Santa Clara Pueblo, Los Alamos and Bandelier National Monument. Camping, hiking and other recreational opportunities are available in these areas.
Openings: The main entrance to the Valles Caldera National Preserve is open from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. The public can drive to the Valle Grande Staging Area where they can visit the gift shop or view elk and other wildlife in the area.
Closures: The Fenton Lake State Park is closed to the public.
For more information regarding the fire, please visit www.inciweb.org or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ThompsonRdgFire . Additional photos and information are available at www.facebook.com/ThompsonRdgFire and www.flickr.com/ThompsonRdgFire