Jaroso Fire Update June 30, 2013
Incident: Jaroso Fire Wildfire
WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT TEAM
Fire Information: 505-438-5446
For Immediate Release Fire Facts
Date Reported: 06/10/2013 Location: Espanola and Pecos-Las Vegas Ranger Districts within the Pecos Wilderness Cause: Lightning Size: 11,141 acres based on Infrared flight Evacuations: none
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 burned through the 1300-acres of blowdown from 2007.
The public is asked to use extra caution when traveling on roads open to them in the vicinity of burned areas and to be aware of fire vehicle traffic in those areas.
Monsoon season often brings heavy rain. Residents in the vicinity of burned areas should remain alert to possible flooding.
Firefighter, aviator and public safety remain a priority on the Jaroso fire.
Yesterday’s Significant Events:
The fire spotted south of the fire’s perimeter in Horsethief Meadow. Water drops were provided by a heavy helicopter (Type 1) to suppress the activity.
To date, the Carson Hotshots have completed five miles of handline northwest from Panchuela Campground.
Today's activity ongoing:
Trail improvements in Panchuela Creek will continue.
Road clearing and preparation will continue from Panchuela Campground to Cowles to Winsor.
Wood chipping operations will begin from Panchuela Creek Campground to Winsor Trailhead.
Fire personnel, including Pecos Canyon Fire Department are beginning structure protection for private property on the south flank of the fire in the Pecos River corridor.
- Opportunities for line construction are being assessed in the Walker Flats area on the east side of the fire. Structure protection plans are being developed as well.
Today’s Weather: Rain, cloud cover and higher humidity are proving beneficial in reducing fire activity. There is a 70 per cent chance of wetting rain throughout the day. Temperatures will range from 63 to 66 degrees. Winds will be light out of the SE at 10 MPH.
Number of Personnel: 169 Equipment: 5 engines Crews: 1 Type 1, 2 Type 2 Aircraft: 3 helicopters Injuries to Date: None Percent Contained: 0%
June 30, 2013, 8 a.m.
Areas of concern: Those properties 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, Maestas Canyon, Pendaries, Upper and Lower Rociada, Gascon, Camp Davis and structures along State Road 276 and Forest Service Road 60.
Evacuations: No evacuations have been ordered at this time. However, residents living in communities south and east of the Jaroso Fire need to be prepared should evacuations be required. 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.
Smoke: The most significant smoke impacts from the Jaroso fire will be in the communities down-drainage of the fires. 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/.
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/