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Amole Fire

Unit Information

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

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The Carson National Forest will be managing the lightning-caused Amole Fire on the Camino Real Ranger District to spread within a defined area in order to fulfill its natural role of reducing dense forest fuels and improving overall ecosystem health. Removing these fuels will lessen the potential for future severe wildfires along Highway 518 and further protect high voltage transmission and fiber optic lines that service the Taos and PeƱasco area. Fire managers are employing these tactics to allow the fire to play its natural role in the ecosystem, promoting a more fire resilient landscape.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday September 02nd, 2019 approx. 02:30 PM
Location12 miles south of Taos, NM. Adjacent to Highway 518.
Incident CommanderLance Elmore
Coordinates36.2 latitude, -105.595 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel103
Size1,917 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Short Grass (1 foot). Mixed conifer/pine with an oak under story.

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior with backing and creeping.


Planned Actions

Securing perimeter and cutting hazard treed near fire line and trails.

Projected Incident Activity

Hazard tree removal on perimeter and trails, along with securing perimeter lines.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Today, minimum RH 27-31% with max temps in mid 70's. Tomorrow

20% increasing to 30% chance of rain in the afternoon, max temps

in mid 70's, and minimum RH's 28-31%