Jaroso Fire Update - June 21, 2013 9:00 AM
Incident: Jaroso Fire Wildfire
Date Reported: 06/10/2013
Number of Personnel: 25
Location: Espanola Ranger District within the Pecos Wilderness, approx. 6 miles southeast of Borrego
Equipment: No ground equipment at this time.
Aircraft: 2 helicopters
Size: 3,883 acres
Injuries to Date: None
Percent Contained: 0%
A Community Meeting is scheduled today, June 21 at 6:00 pm the Ojo Sarco Volunteer Fire Department located on New Mexico State Road 76 North.
The U.S. Forest Service, Atlanta National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) has assumed command of the Jaroso Fire. The NIMO team is also managing the Tres Lagunas and Thompson Ridge Burned Area Emergency Response efforts (BAER).
Santa Fe National Forest Fire Restrictions and Closures:
Note: The entire Pecos Wilderness is closed to all public entry for the protection of human health and safety.
Today’s Planned Activities:
Today’s operations include using aerial resources to assess the fire and evaluate the effectiveness of waterdrops from helicopters in Frijoles Canyon and Horsethief Creek. The flights continue to evaluate the fire behavior and growth. The team is implementing the Jaroso Fire Long Term Assessment and is prepared to protect values at risk and implement actions at specific mitigation points.
The three most active areas of the fire continue to be on the west side of Frijoles creek near the blow down. The fire is moving around a meadow and continues to move slowly down canyon. The fire is still active on the Northeast corner on a ridge near Rio Medio and on the south side of the fire around the headwaters of Horsethief Creek. This area has numerous hot spots near the ridge where periods of torching may occur. There is minimal fire activity on the east side.
Today’s weather includes a RED FLAG WARNING. There is a southwest flow pattern that continues to keep temperatures warm and relative humidity low. Southwest winds will be breezy and moderate throughout the day. There will be high clouds moving in from the west and likely little precipitation over the week-end. The forecasted weather includes a FIRE WEATHER WATCH.