Jaroso Fire Update - June 17, 2013 9:00 AM
Incident: Jaroso Fire Wildfire
Date Reported: 06/10/2013
Location: Espanola Ranger District within the Pecos
Number of Personnel: 67 members of the team that are developing the long term suppression strategy.
Wilderness, approx. 6 miles southeast of Borrego
Equipment: No ground equipment at this time.
Aircraft: 2 helicopters
Size: 3,546 acres
Injuries to Date: None
Percent Contained: 0%
The Atlanta National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) has assumed command of the Jaroso Fire this morning as of 6:00 am. This NIMO team is already managing the Tres Lagunas suppression and BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) efforts, as well as, the Thompson Ridge BAER efforts.
Please note that the Jaroso Fire information telephone number has been changed again. Please refer to the number listed above.
Future fire updates will be posted every morning. Evening updates will no longer be posted unless fire activity changes significantly.
Santa Fe National Forest Fire Restrictions and Closures:
Today’s Planned Activities:
The NIMO team will move forward using the Jaroso Fire Long Term Assessment developed by the Southwest Incident Management Team on what efforts have been completed to date and what still needs to be done. The NIMO will continue its interaction with the community to provide information on current efforts.
The fire continues to burn in an area that is inaccessible to ground resources. Placing firefighters in such a region is an unacceptable risk to those firefighters.
The fire continues to be actively backing through the area of a previous blow down and is burning in an area of mixed conifer that has a 40-50% dead component. The weather is predicted to be windy and drier later this week.
“We continue to monitor the fire strategically throughout the day by using aerial resources and fire personnel on the ground,” stated Mike Quesinberry, NIMO Incident Commander.