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Emily Fire

Unit Information

Las Vegas District
HC 33 Box 109 #4 Las Vegas New Mexico 87701
Storrie Lake State Park
Las Vegas, NM 87701

This incident is no longer being updated.

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Yesterday, fire crews continued their efforts for full containment of the Emily Fire. Crews patrolled, monitored and secured the fire perimeter throughout the day with the help of the increased humidity and rain. Fire suppression repair continued with hand seeding the disturbed soil resulting from the dozer and fire operations.

Operations today will consist of monitoring, patrolling and strengthening-securing the fire perimeter. Repair efforts will continue on the fire and dozer lines to included seeding and water barring. Cut trees will be bucked and moved off fire line areas.

The Gila Las Cruces Type 3 IMT will transition with the local Las Vegas District, State Forestry Division Type 4 Incident Commander Jarrod Duran. He will assume management of the Emily Fire on Saturday morning with approximately 50 fire fighters.

Widespread rainfall is predicted to be heavy at times through the weekend.

Some smoke will be visible from Interstate 25 and surrounding communities, but at a diminished level. It should lessen as interior fuels burnout.

This is the final update from the Gila/Las Cruces Type 3 Team for this fire. Any significant changes in the Emily Fire will be posted at www.nmfireinfo.com. Some fire restrictions are still in place throughout the area. FireRestrictions.us website can be referenced for latest information on restrictions in the State.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday June 29th, 2018 approx. 11:30 AM
LocationTurkey Mountains, 12 miles west of Wagon Mound in Mora County
Incident CommanderRicky Cox, Gila Las Cruces Type 3 Team
Incident DescriptionFull Suppression
Coordinates35.976 latitude, -104.926 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel111
Size8,432 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained80%
Fuels Involved

Mixed conifer, grass, pinon-juniper, brush

Significant Events

Observed Fire Behavior: Minimal, backing, smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Operations today will consist of monitoring, patrolling and strengthening-securing the fire perimeter. Repair efforts will continue on the fire and dozer lines to included seeding and water barring. Cut trees will be bucked and moved off fire line areas.

Smoke will be visible from Interstate 25 and surrounding communities, but at a diminished level. It should lessen as interior fuels burn out.

Remarks

Air quality updates: https://bit.ly/2IN01Sa

531 Visibility Method: https://nmtracking.org/environment/air/FireAndSmoke.html. Use your eyes to determine if it’s safe to be outside.

Fire restrictions remain in place throughout the area. Refer to FireRestrictions.us for further details.