Sarca Fire July 11

Release Date: Jul 11, 2018  


Start Date: July 7

Cause: Lightning

Size: 3 acres

Location: Aqua Sarca drainage area of the Pecos Wilderness - Santa Fe National Forest

Containment: 0%

Fuel: ponderosa pine and other mixed conifer

Weather: Cloudy and rainy

Situation: Due to the combination of the fire being inside the Pecos wilderness area, the steep and rocky terrain, and precipitation and lightning, fire managers are monitoring the fire. Smoke visible from Espanola, Pojoaque, and Tesuque areas

Smoke/Air Quality: Smoke impact to local communities at this time is low, however, smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease should be prepared to exercise precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website at

Fire Information: Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at and on Twitter @SantaFeNF and

For more information, contact the Espanola Ranger District at (505) 753-7331.


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