Fire Activity Decreasing on the Mt. Taylor RD

Fire activity on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District decreasing

GRANTS, NM; August 8, 2018 – For Immediate Release –The Pecos Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands is scheduled to be transitioned back to local fire management on Friday, August 10, 2018. The Team was brought on to manage the Mariposa fire and also assisted with several other lightning ignited fires on the district. Firefighting efforts, dropping temperatures and an increase in precipitation has resulted in decreased fire activity on the district. No further information will be sent out unless there is a significant change.

 

Sawyer Fire Overview

Start Date: August 6, 2018

Location: Zuni Mountains, south of Forest Road 50 near the community of Sawyer

Fuel: Ponderosa Pine

Cause: Lightning

Size: 9 acres

Situation: 100% contained on 8/8/18

 

Road 169 Overview

Start Date: August 6, 2018

Location: Zuni Mountains, south of Lookout Mountain along Forest Road 50

Fuel: Ponderosa Pine and Pinon

Cause: Lightning

Size: 35 acres

Situation:  Full containment anticipated 8/10/18

 

Camp Two Overview

Start Date: August 6, 2018

Location: Zuni Mountains, private land on Oso Ridge west of Lookout Mountain near Camp 2, and three miles west of incident 169

Fuel: Ponderosa Pine

Cause: Lightning

Size: 30 acres

Situation: Full containment anticipated 8/10/18

 

Mariposa fire Overview

Start Date: July 29, 2018

Location: Mount Taylor, 30 Miles NE of Grants by the intersection of Forest Roads 550 and 194

Fuel: Ponderosa Pine and Pinon/Juniper.

Cause: Lightning

Size: 895 acres + final acreage from spot fires yet to be determined

Situation: 60% contained

 

Sunflower fire Overview

Start Date: August 7, 2018

Location: Located near the community of Ramah, by Timber Lake Subdivision’s Sunflower Drive and Hill Top Road.

Fuel: Open Pinon/ Juniper.

Cause: Lightning

Size: 2 acres

Situation: 100% contained

For more information about these fires, please contact the Mount Taylor Ranger District at 505-287-8833.

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