FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gorham Fire UPDATE

Release Date: Jun 6, 2018  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Gorham Fire UPDATE

Start Date: June 4

Cause: Lightning

Location: East of Gorham Scout Camp, Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest within the Pecos Wilderness.

Size: 1 acre

Containment: estimated containment expected this evening

Fuel: Grass, sage and Ponderosa pine

Weather: Winds calm

Situation: Smoke reported Monday at 5:51 p.m. Minimal fire behavior. Crews established fire line. Mop-up operations shortly underway. Resources on scene 2 SFNF engines with 8 personnel, 1 Flathead NF engine, 1 Black Canyon hand crew of approximately 12 members (Santa Fe County), 4 Grand Ronde helicopter rappel crew members from Oregon. Rappel crew was deployed due to difficulties hiking in.

Smoke/Air Quality: Local communities may be impacted by smoke because of prevailing winds. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website at https://nmtracking.org/fire.

Fire Information: Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at nmfireinfo.com and on Twitter @SantaFeNF and www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF.

For more information, contact the Santa Fe National Forest Public Affairs Office at (505) 438-5320.

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