The Poso Fire on the El Rito Ranger District on the Carson National Forest located 10 miles north of El Rito, adjacent to FR123 and is currently 2057 acres and 55% contained. Cause is lightning.
The Type 3 Incident Management Team will transfer command of the Poso Fire to the local Type 4 organization at 8:00 pm this evening (June 20, 2021). Once transfer of command is complete the incident information line and incident email will no longer be monitored and all questions relating to the Poso Fire should be directed to the El Rito Ranger District at 575-581-4554. Incident Commander Jamie Long, on behalf of his entire team, would like to extend sincere thanks for the cooperation, patience, and gracious welcome we experienced in your communities while assigned to this wildfire.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday May 29th, 2021 approx. 06:00 PM|
|Location||11 miles north of El Rito, NM|
|Incident Commander||Jamie Long - Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team|
|Incident Description||Managed for multiple resource objectives|
|Coordinates||36.477 latitude, -106.204 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||55%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday June 24th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Light Logging Slash
Minimal, Creeping, Smoldering
Strengthen and hold perimeter.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Strengthen and hold Check and control lines, assess weather conditions.
24 hours: Strengthen and hold Check and control lines, assess weather conditions.
48 hours: Strengthen and hold Check and control lines, assess weather conditions. Continue mop-up.
72 hours: Strengthen and hold Check and control lines, assess weather conditions. Continue mop-up.
Above normal temperatures, dry conditions, and an unstable atmosphere will persist today with a slight chance of afternoon/evening showers and storms. Storms will trend toward the drier side with strong and erratic wind gusts being the primary threat. Storm motions will be to the east-southeast. Humidity recovery overnight will be fair.