Jaroso Fire Update June 27, 2013
Incident: Jaroso Fire Wildfire
Fire Information: 505-438-5321
For Immediate Release June 27, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Public Meeting Scheduled for Friday, June 28 at 5 p.m. at the Pendaries Lodge in Rociada, NM
Date Reported: 06/10/2013Number of Personnel: 132Location: Espanola and Pecos-Las Vegas Ranger Districts within the Pecos WildernessEquipment: 6 enginesCrews: 1 Type 1, 2 Type 2Cause: LightningAircraft: 3 helicoptersSize: 10,167 acres based on Infrared flightInjuries to Date: NoneEvacuations: nonePercent Contained: 0%
JAROSO FIREFire Information: 505-438-5321For Immediate Release June 27, 2013, 10:30 a.m.Public Meeting Scheduled for Friday, June 28 at 5 p.m. at the Pendaries Lodge in Rociada, NMFire FactsDate Reported: 06/10/2013Number of Personnel: 132Location: Espanola and Pecos-Las Vegas Ranger Districts within the Pecos WildernessEquipment: 6 enginesCrews: 1 Type 1, 2 Type 2Cause: LightningAircraft: 3 helicoptersSize: 10,167 acres based on Infrared flightInjuries to Date: NoneEvacuations: nonePercent Contained: 0%
- Today, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., a Wildland Fire Management Team, led by Incident Commander Brad McBratney, will assume command of the Jaroso Fire. A Wildand Fire Management Team offers the fire suppression skills of a veteran Type II Team, and has additional skills and qualifications to help plan for longer-duration fires.
- 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 has burnt through the 1300-acres of blowdown from 2007.
Today’s Significant Events:
During yesterday’s operations to slow the growth of the fire, aerial resources were used to drop water on the eastern area closest to the Pecos River and fire retardant was used on the southern area. The most active part of the fire continues to be on the southern and eastern sides. The south part of the fire continues to slow back down into the Horsethief Meadow. The fire is approximately ½ mile west from the Pecos River. The spot fire that was detected on the east side of the Pecos River on June 26 is no longer visible. On the west side of the fire it continues to burn in the Rito Jaroso area. There has been no fire growth on the northern side of the fire.We are at the peak of fire season and fire danger is at extreme levels. Residents living in communities south and east of the Jaroso Fire need to be prepared incase evacuations are ordered. To ensure smooth and orderly evacuations, residents should have a go-kit ready. A complete checklist of things residents should consider bringing with them on an evacuation is available online at: http://www.fireadapted.org/role/residents-and-homeowners.aspx.
As a precautionary measure, resources have been ordered to protect values at risk that are located south and east of the fire. Values at risk south of the fire include: Jack’s Creek Campground, Iron Gate Campground, Panchuela Campground and structures in Grass Mountain, Pecos Canyon Estates, Winsor, Cowles and the Panchuela area. Values at risk east of the fire include: an electronic site, and numerous structures in Ledoux, South Carmen, Upper Rociada, Gascon, Camp Davis and structures along State Road 276 and Forest Service Road 60.
Smoke: Smoke from the Jaroso Fire settled in Pecos Canyon , Santa Fe, Española and south along the Rio Grande towards Santo Domingo Pueblo. For a detailed smoke forecast visit: http://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/predictive/outlooks/smoke/swcc_smoke_outlook.pdf. For information on wildland fire smoke and your health visit: https://nmtracking.org/en/environ_exposure/fire-and-smoke/.Today’s Weather: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Temperature: 84 degrees. Relative humidity: 14 to 19 percent. Winds: Terrain dominated less than 8 MPH. Gusty and erratic winds expected in the afternoon.Santa Fe National Forest Fire Restrictions and Closures: Due to extreme fire danger and current active fires, 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. For additional restriction and closure information, please visit: www.firerestrictions.us/nm or http://www.fs.usda.gov/santafe/