Diego Fire Area Closure
Incident: Diego Fire Wildfire
Order Number: 10-416 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST DIEGO FIRE TEMPORARY DEFINED AREA CLOSURE ORDER
PROHIBITIONS: Pursuant to 16 USC 551and36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited on all National Forest System lands managed by the Coyote and Cuba Ranger Districts as described below in Rio Arriba and Sandoval counties, within the state of New Mexico.
The "restricted area" is described below and depicted on the attached map, herEby incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A (the "Diego Fire Area"). 1. Entering or being upon the Diego Fire Area. 36 CFR 261.52(e)
EXEMPTIONS: Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50 (e), the following persons are exempt from this Order: 1. Persons with a Forest Service permit specifically authorizing the prohibited act or omission. 2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of any organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty. 3. Persons engaged in a business, trade, or occupation in the area, which are authorized by the US Forest Service, the State of New Mexico, and the County of Rio Arriba or the County of Sandoval, its employees, agents, contractors and subcontractors.
RESTRICTED AREA: All National Forest System 1andsf roads, and trails within the boundaries described below and as depicted on the attached E;xhibit A: Starting from the northeast corner, going north to south: FRlOO at the Forest Boundary south of Youngsville to the Junction of FR99, then FR99 south to its junction with FR144.
South closure boundary from east to west: At the junction of FR144 and FR99, FR144 is the south boundary going west to the junction of FR527 (Pipeline Road). Then west on FR527 to the junction of FR103. This is the Southwest corner of the closure area.
Southwest corner of the closure area, going south to north: At the junction of FR527 and FR 103, the closure boundary follows FR 103 north to the junction of FR93. FR 93 is the west closure boundary. FR93 travels northwesterly to Resurnidero CG and then turns northeast to the junction of FR103. FR 103 continues north to the junction of FR62, then north to Highway 62, passing through private land past the Santa Teresa Church, across the Cafioncito Seco and back to Forest lands to the junction of FRI 72. Then northeast on FRI 72 to the Highway 96 just east of Coyote.
Northeast corner of the closure area, going west to east: At the junction of FR 172 and Highway 96, southeast on Highway 96 to the Forest boundary, then following the Forest boundary south and east to the junction of FR 100 just east of Youngsville (back to the northeast corner of the closure area)
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Order is to protect the public's health and safety during fire suppression and rehabilitation activities.
IMPLEMENTATION: 1. This Order will be in effect when signed and shall remain in effect until rescinded or until December 31, 2014, whichever occurs first. 2. Any violation of this prohibition is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000.00 for individuals and $10,000.00 for organizations, and/or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months.
[Title 16 USC 551, Title 18 USC 3885, Title 18 USC 3571, Title 18 USC 3581]. Done at Santa Fe, New Mexico thiss day of July, 2014.
MARIA T. GARCIA Forest Supervisor Santa Fe National Forest