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Montoya Springs Fire

Unit Information

Carson National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
208 Cruz Alta Road
Taos, NM 87571

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The Montoya Springs Fire will transition to a Type 4 organization managed by the local district this evening at 6:00 pm. No more updates will posted for the incident unless significant activity occurs.

Minimal fire behavior is expected unless there are significant changes to weather conditions. Firefighters will be patrolling and monitoring the perimeter. No more growth outside of the control lines is expected; however, light interior smoke may still be visible over the next several days.

Fire managers, along with resource specialists take great care to evaluate multiple objectives when wildfires occur. Strategic and tactical decisions for fire incidents apply deliberate examination and assessment of public values and risk to firefighter and public safety. Firefighter and public safety, public values and forest health are priorities when managing wildfires. To ensure success, decisions are continually evaluated by agency administrators, fire managers and resource specialists.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday August 29th, 2019 approx. 11:00 AM
Location2 miles east of Canjilon
Incident CommanderTim Morris
Coordinates36.48 latitude, -106.391 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel25
Size2,950 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained75%
Fuels Involved

Oak brush, grass, ponderosa pine, piƱon and juniper

Significant Events

Minimal, creeping, smoldering


Planned Actions

Secure and monitor the perimeter of the fire.

Projected Incident Activity

Monitor the perimeter of the fire.


Transition the fire back to the local unit on 9/9 at 6 pm.