Jaroso Fire Update - June 14, 2013 10:00 Am
Incident: Jaroso Fire Wildfire
Fire Facts: Date Reported:
Location: Espanola Ranger District within the Pecos
Number of Personnel:
47 members of the team that are developing the long term suppression strategy.Wilderness, approx. 6 miles southeast of Borrego
No ground equipment at this time.Cause:
Local resources presently being used.Size:
3,538 acres (not updated, there was no flight over fire last night due to thunder storms) Injuries to Date:
None Percent Contained: 0%
The Southwest Type 1 Incident Management Team, Tony Sciacca Incident Commander, continues with its immediate objective to develop a long term strategy for suppression of the fire outside of the wilderness boundary. Presently the fire is burning in an area that is inaccessible to ground resources. Placing firefighters in this area is an unacceptable risk to them. Tactics will be developed that will allow firefighters to safely suppress the fire with the greatest chance of success and the least risk to our firefighters.
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Today’s Planned Activities:
There are no night operations presently being conducted on the fire. Today the team will continue to develop potential suppression strategies to protect critical assets at risk and identify consequences of the potential loss of those assets. The team is using the input they have received from stakeholders and the community that identified assets of particular importance that may be affected by the fire. As well as using aircraft to fly over the fire area and determine what measures can be taken to protect these assets if the fire approaches, the team will also be verifying these measures on the ground.
The team will continue to scout out potential water sources for the fire suppression effort. Several remote cabins have been identified and tactics for their protection are being formulated. Today the team will continue moving around the fire, with the west and northwest sides completed yesterday, todays focus will be to the north and northeast.
It was observed yesterday that the fire was most active along the south front near Frijoles Canyon. Today the fire is expected to continue actively backing through the area of a previous blow down. The fire will also continue burning in an area of mixed conifer that has a 40-50% dead component. Although the fire continues to burn along all fronts, the weather has assisted in moderating fire growth. This moist weather is expected to continue throughout the weekend with a drying trend moving into the area on Monday.