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Medio Fire

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

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News Releases — Medio Fire

Smoke Visible from Interior of Medio Fire Released: 10/12/2020
SANTA FE, NM – Oct. 12, 2020 – A green pocket of fuel surrounded by black inside the Medio Fire perimeter is burning, putting up visible smoke but posing no threat to any values at risk. Local...
Medio Fire Update Sept. 14, 2020: 100% Containment Released: 9/14/2020
This will be the final update on the Medio Fire unless conditions change.Start date: Aug. 17, 2020             Cause: Lightning              Size: 4,010...
Minimal Movement on Northeast Corner of Medio Fire Released: 9/11/2020
Medio Fire Update Sept. 11, 2020: Start date: Aug. 17, 2020             Cause: Lightning              Size: 4,010 acres              Containment: 95%Location:...
Substantial Precipitation Minimizes Fire Behavior Released: 9/10/2020
Medio Fire Update Sept. 10, 2020 Start date: Aug. 17, 2020             Cause: Lightning              Size: 4,010 acres              Containment: 95% Location:...
Cold Front Helps Increase Containment of Medio Fire Released: 9/9/2020
Medio Fire Update Sept. 9, 2020: Cold Front Helps Increase Containment of Medio Fire Start date: Aug. 17, 2020             Cause: Lightning              Size: 4,010...
Medio Fire Continues to Push into 2011 Pacheco Fire Scar Released: 9/8/2020
Start date: Aug. 17, 2020             Cause: Lightning              Size: 3,948 acres              Containment: 90% Location: Rio en Medio Trail, Española...
Pockets of Unburned Fuels Heat Up Due to High Temps, Single-Digit Humidity Released: 9/7/2020
 Medio Fire Update Sept. 7, 2020: Pockets of Unburned Fuels Heat Up Due to High Temps, Single-Digit Humidity; Closure Order Prohibits the Public from Entering the Area   Start date: Aug. 17,...
Medio Fire: More Visible Smoke Today as Interior Pockets Ignite Released: 9/6/2020
Start date: Aug. 17, 2020             Cause: Lightning              Size: 3,773 acres              Containment: 90% Location: Rio en Medio Trail, Española...
Medio Fire: 90% contained with visible smoke as interior pockets burn Released: 9/4/2020
Start date: Aug. 17, 2020             Cause: Lightning              Size: 3,773 acres              Containment: 90% Location: Rio en Medio Trail, Española...
Santa Fe National Forest to assume command of the Medio Fire Released: 9/3/2020
Santa Fe National Forest to assume command of the Medio Fire Medio Fire – September 3, 2020 Final Daily Update                     Acres: 3,741 acres Start Date: August...