Final Update for the Naranjo Fire Unless Significant Activity Occurs

by Reporter / Jul 12, 2019 / 0 comments

Final Update for the Naranjo Fire Unless Significant Activity Occurs

Start date: July 1, 2019

Cause: Lightning

Size: 1,010 acres

Location: Cuba Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest approximately 2 miles southeast of Regina, NM, off of NM State Highway 96

Containment: 50%

Fuel: Ponderosa pine

Weather: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will be between 86-90 degrees, with light and variable winds 5-8 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon. Humidity is 17-21%.

Resources on scene: Type 4 organization, 50 personnel, one Type 1 crew, two Type 3 engines, one Type 6 engine and two UTVs. Resources are being released from the incident.

Closure: A forest closure has been implemented for the Naranjo Fire Area.

Situation:  Management of the Naranjo Fire has transferred back to the Cuba Ranger District. The fire is now 50% contained on the southeastern side. Firefighters are completing suppression repair throughout the fire and will continue to monitor the fire within the containment lines.

Smoke may be visible from US Highway 550, NM Highway 96, Cuba, Regina and La Jara.

Fire managers used the Naranjo Fire as an opportunity to add low-intensity fire to the landscape to achieve multiple resource benefits, including improved forest health, reduced fuel loadings and improved wildlife habitat for elk and deer.

Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health by using the 5-3-1 visibility method can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website at https://nmtracking.org/fire. People with health concerns can also call NMDOH at 505-827-0006 for additional information.  For information on the HEPA filter loan program, go to https://facnm.org/smoke#smokeanchor5.

Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at www.nmfireinfo.comwww.facebook.com/SantaFeNF and Twitter @SantafeNF.  For additional information about the Naranjo Fire, please contact the Santa Fe National Forest at 505-438-5300.

 

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