Jaroso Fire Update 6/25/2013
Incident: Jaroso Fire Wildfire
For Information: 505-438-5321
For Immediate Release
June 25, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Date Reported: 06/10/2013
Number of Personnel: 10
Location: Espanola Ranger District within the Pecos Wilderness, approx. 6 miles southeast of Borrego
Equipment: No ground equipment at this time.
Aircraft: 1 helicopter
Size: 7,902 acres based on infrared flight
Injuries to Date: None
Percent Contained: 0%
- A public meeting will be held in Mora tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Mora High School Lecture Hall.
- The Jaroso Fire is burning in the rugged, steep, deep canyons of the Pecos Wilderness. It is burning in mixed -conifer, heavy dead and down, woody material with pockets of bug-killed trees, and in an area approximately 1300-acres of blowdown from 2007.
- Firefighters on the ground cannot be used because of the extremely unsafe conditions.
- The entire Santa Fe National Forest is closed to the public, with the exception of the Rio Chama Scenic River corridor and the Valles Caldera staging area.
- The entire Pecos Wilderness including access from the Carson NF (Santa Barbara area) is closed to public entry for the protection of human health and safety.
Santa Fe National Forest Fire Restrictions and Closures:
Today’s Planned Activities:
Yesterday, there was extreme fire behavior with smoke visible across northern New Mexico. The fire was most active in the southeast burning from Horsethief Creek past Rito Perro close to Jacks creek. The fire is also active on the southwest near Rito Jaroso and Rito Conejo. There is no fire growth in the northern area. The fire is 5 miles from Cowles 10 miles away from the community of Terrero and 20 miles away from the community of Pecos. On the east side it is approx. 15 miles from the community of Gallinas. Last night, a fire glow was visible from the community of Pecos which gives the false appearance that it is closer than it actually is.
Smoke will be visible and will increase over the next few days; this will continue until there is a change in weather. Please visit the smoke website for more information.
Today’s weather will be sunny, hotter, and drier with westerly winds.