Diego Fire update
Incident: Diego Fire Wildfire
SOUTHWEST INCIDENTMANAGEMENT TEAM #5
Rich Nieto- Incident Commander
DIEGO FIRE UPDATE
Fire Information: (575) 638-0081Acres: 3,600 Start Date: June 25, 2014 Cause: Lightning Location: 8 Miles South of Coyote, N.M. Containment: 30% Fuels/Topography: Mixed Conifer with heavy dead/ Total personnel: 713 down component and bug kill canopy
NO MEETING THURSDAY
NEXT MEETING IS SUNDAY AT 7PM AT THE COYOTE ELEM. SCHOOL
Information is also being posted at local community businesses and Post Offices. Two community meetings have been held at the Coyote Elementary School with approximately 200 attendees.. Today’s Actions: Full suppression actions continued today with crews taking advantage of higher humidity and more favorable weather conditions. Anchor points have been established and crews constructed direct fireline along the fire perimeter in all divisions. Personnel continued to assess structures and remove fuel where necessary. Overall, the growth of the fire perimeter was minimal.
Road closures continue to be in effect at the junction of Forest Roads 103 and 93, as well as Forest Roads 103 at the 316, 315 and 70 junctions. There are no mandatory evacuations at this time but it is highly recommended for the areas of Wetherall Estates, Jarosa inholdings, Dunlap and West Dunlap Subdivisions. Several other inholdings remain immediately threatened and structure protection continues to be ongoing in these areas.Two structures were confirmed destroyed.
Weather: Temperatures were below normal with higher humidity. Minimal wetting rain occurred over the fire area and there is a 30% chance of thunderstorms tonight. Chance for precipitation tomorrow is good. Storm downdrafts and erratic winds could be a concern, especially where fuels, topography, and wind line up.
Smoke: Variable and erratic winds associated with thunderstorms were present across areas with active fire. Smoke impacts should be minimal, but there may be periods when it is pushed downwind by storms, affecting the community. These impacts, if they occur, should dissipate after a couple hours. For more information on smoke conditions please visit http://nmfireinfo.com/smoke-management/ .
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