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Diego Fire

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Santa Fe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM 87508

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Wednesday July 9, 2014

Fire Information: (575) 638-0081

After today Fire Information will be available at Coyote Ranger District: (575) 638-5526

Acres: 3,626 Report Date: June 25, 2014 Cause: Lightning Location: 8 Miles South of Coyote, N.M. Containment: 100% Fuels: Mixed Conifer with heavy dead & down component and bug kill canopy Total personnel: 50


Today’s Actions: Fire perimeter has been secured to 300 feet within the interior, allowing fire managers to call the fire 100% contained. Although smoke may still be visible, this should not pose any threat to the fire line.

Management of the fire will be transitioned to the Coyote Ranger District’s firefighting resources at 6:00 p.m.

The Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team would like to express our gratitude to the communities of Gallina and Coyote, the NM State Police, Rio Arriba Office of Emergency Management and the Jemez Mountain School System for their patience, consideration and support during our suppression efforts.

The fire closure order and all road blocks will be lifted this evening, however entrance to the fire area will be limited to private property owners and permittees.

Weather: There is a 75% chance of continued showers and thunderstorms in the morning with possible wind gusts up to 45 mph. Monsoonal flow will continue through Saturday. Temperatures today should reach 75 degrees and relative humidity will be at 43%.

Safety Message: Flash flood warnings have been issued for the area and may occur near waterways and low lying areas with the monsoonal thunderstorms and rains. If flash flooding occurs, please move immediately to higher grounds.

Information for this fire, including maps and photos, can be found at:, (575) 638-0081

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday June 25th, 2014 approx. 05:30 PM
Location8 miles south of Coyote, NM
Incident CommanderRay Corral
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates36.077 latitude, -106.73 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel50
Size3,626 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday July 09th, 2014 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Mixed conifer with a heavy dead and down component

Significant Events

Fire behavior was very low today due to rain over the area and high relative humidity and moderate temperatures; mainly creeping and smoldering. No new growth of fire perimeter. Heavy dead and down in the mixed-conifer continued to slowly consume.


Planned Actions

Crews will continue implementation of rehabilitation and mop up standards. The BAER team has arrived and will begin rehab operations.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hour:Minimal fire behavior is expected overnight with very good RH recoveries.

24 hour:Creeping and smoldering is expected although heavier fuels will continue to burn out.

48 hour:Creeping and smoldering fire activity

72 hour:Creeping and smoldering fire activity is expected with heavy dead and down fuels continuing to burn.


Ownership acreage: Private land-229, Forest Service land - 3397

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy. The likelihood of monsoonal showers and thunderstorms continues tonight.