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San Antonio Fire

Unit Information

Valles Caldera National Preserve
U.S. Forest Service
PO Box 359
Jemez Springs, NM 87025

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San Antonio Fire Command to be Transferred Back to Valles Caldera National Preserve

The combination of infrared flights and firefighters walking around the majority of the fire’s perimeter using handheld GPS devices determined the San Antonio Fire’s acreage was much less than originally estimated.

The ABQ Zone Incident Management Team will transition command back to Valles Caldera National Preserve Type 4 organization tomorrow morning. As fire activity has drastically decreased, more crews are expected to demobilize.

After a fire, the first priority is emergency stabilization in order to prevent further damage to life, property or natural resources. The stabilization work begins immediately and may continue for up to a year. The longer-term rehabilitation effort to repair damage caused by the fire begins after the fire is out and continues for several years. Rehabilitation focuses on the lands unlikely to recover naturally from wildland fire damage.

This will be the last news update for the San Antonio Fire. For further information please contact Kimberly DeVall at (505) 412-0826 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday or by email; Kimberly_devall@nps.gov.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginThursday June 14th, 2018 approx. 11:34 AM
LocationNorthwest corner of Valles Caldera, 18.6 miles NW of Los Alamos, NM
Incident CommanderTrenton Prins
Coordinates35.996 latitude, -106.57 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel109
Size416 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained75%
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory)

Short Grass (1 foot)

Heavy snag component

Significant Events

Moderate, Creeping, Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue fire suppression operations on the ground. Use air resources to keep fire from spreading as needed. Continue to secure and mop lines.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Increase in spread possible due to increase winds, lower RH, and higher temperatures. Potential spread also directly related to crews ability to mop up safely in very rough terrain.

Transfer of command to a Type 4 organization will occur 0600 on 6-23-2018.

24 hours: Increase in spread possible due to increase winds, lower RH, and higher temperatures. Potential spread also directly related to crews ability to mop up safely in very rough terrain.

48 hours: Increase in spread possible due to increased winds, lower R, and higher temperatures. Potential spread also directly related to crews ability to mop up safely in very rough terrain.

72 hours: Increase in spread possible due to increased winds, lower R, and higher temperatures. Potential spread also directly related to crews ability to mop up safely in very rough terrain.

Anticipated after 72 hours: Increase in spread possible due to increased winds, lower R, and higher temperatures. Potential spread also directly related to crews ability to mop up safely in very rough terrain.

Remarks

Albuquerque Zone Type 3 team, Ryan Romero and Zach Saavedra as deputy.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

This Afternoon Sunny, with a high near 86. West wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Saturday sunny with a high near 83. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west in the morning.

Saturday night mostly clear, with a low around 50. West wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Sunday sunny, with a high near 79. West wind 10 to 20 mph.

Sunday night partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Monday sunny, with a high near 80.

Monday night mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Tuesday sunny, with a high near 84.

Tuesday night mostly clear, with a low around 50.

Wednesday sunny, with a high near 84.

Wednesday night partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Thursday mostly sunny, with a high near 82.