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Luna Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Public Information Line
Phone: 575-999-5548

Luna Fire Update: 10/30/2020

Luna Fire Wildfire
News – 10/30/2020

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Public Information Line: 575-999-5548

Incident information

Start Date: October 17, 2020

Acreage: 10,142

Injuries: 0

Location:  2 miles North of Chacon

Percent Contained: 52 %

Structures Threatened: 0

Cause: Under Investigation

Full Containment: 11/10/2020

Structures Destroyed:  0


Hand Crews: 0

Dozers: 0

Air Tankers:  Available as needed

Engines: 0

Helicopters: 0

Total Personnel: 68

Current Situation: Last night there was an infrared flight over the Luna Fire which detected some hots spots on the Northern perimeter of the fire.  Due to the amount of moisture received from the recent storm, none of the hot spots are expected to threatened containment lines. 

This is the last day California Incident Management Team 5 will be in command of the Luna Fire. Tomorrow, the fire will be turned over to Carson National Forest Incident Commander Ray Corral.  Incident Commander Corral and his team will continue to monitor the fire situation and take appropriate suppression actions as needed.

This will be the last fire update for the Luna Fire. If activity changes, the Carson National Forest will provide information on Inciweb, the Carson National Forest social media websites and New Mexico Fire Information. You can also contact the Carson National Forest at 575-999-5548.  

Northern New Mexico is a special place with special people and California Incident Management Team 5 sincerely thanks its residents and cooperators for their support during the Luna Fire.

Weather:The storm system, that produced the winter event, moved into Texas overnight bringing clear skies to the fire area this morning. Temperatures today will rise into the upper 30's to low 40's with moderate west to northwest winds. A warming trend will continue through the weekend with lower daytime humidity. Overnight lows will continue to fall below freezing.

Fire Restrictions: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions remain in effect on the Carson National Forest, for more information visit

Road Closures/Evacuation Order: All road closures and roadblocks have been lifted on County and State Roads. The voluntary evacuation for Luna Canyon was also lifted.

Fire Closures:The Carson National Forest issued a temporary closure (Forest Order 02-484)prohibitingthe public from entering the area around the Luna Fire. This closure includes access for hunting. For more information on the fire closure visit

Safety Message:In many areas, roads will continue to be icy. If you have to drive, please slow down and be aware of changing conditions. For New Mexico road information dial 511.

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