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Poso Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Poso Fire Information
Email: 2021.poso@firenet.gov
Phone: 5056636334
Hours: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

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 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.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSaturday May 29th, 2021 approx. 06:00 PM
Location11 miles north of El Rito, NM
Incident CommanderJamie Long - Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team
Incident DescriptionManaged for multiple resource objectives
Coordinates36.477 latitude, -106.204 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel82
Size2,057 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained55%
Estimated Containment DateThursday June 24th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Light Logging Slash

Significant Events

Minimal, Creeping, Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.