Diego Fire News Release

InciWeb - Incident Information System

[Skip to content]

Diego Fire News Release

Diego Fire update

Incident: Diego Fire Wildfire
Released: 7/3/2014

SOUTHWEST INCIDENT

MANAGEMENT TEAM #5

Rich Nieto- Incident Commander

DIEGO FIRE UPDATE

Tuesday 7-3-2014

Fire Information: (575) 638-0081

Acres: 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/ .

Information for this fire, including maps and photos, can be found at:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3916/

http://nmfireinfo.com

(575) 638-0081

###

Unit Information

USFS Shield
Santa Fe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Facebook

Recent Articles

Related Incident Links

Incident Cooperators

Follow this Incident

Fire Information Websites

Share This

National Wildfire Coordinating Group U.S. Forest Service Bureau of Land Managemen Bureau of Indian Affairs Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service National Association of State Foresters U.S. Fire Administration
Content posted to this website is for information purposes only.
version: 2.4      load time: 0.00059 sec.