Cochiti Mesa Fire July 29

Release Date: Jul 30, 2018  

Start Date: Reported July 28

Cause: Lightning

Size: quarter acre

Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest

Containment: 0%

Fuel: Dead and down ponderosa pine and mixed conifer

Weather: Partly cloudy, scattered showers

Resources: 1 engine and 1 utility responded

Situation: The fire is in the Las Conchas burn scar area. Smoke visible from Cochiti Mesa, and off of Forest Road 289 just south of Forest Road 142. Fire is in monitor status due to dangerous snags in the area, therefore no resources are committed at this time. Fire personnel will assess again tomorrow.

Smoke/Air Quality: Smoke impact to local communities remains 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 https://nmtracking.org/fire. For information on the HEPA filter loan program, go to http://www.santafefireshed.org/hepa-filter-loan-program/.

Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at www.nmfireinfo.com and on Twitter @SantaFeNF, and www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF. For more information, contact the Jemez Ranger District at (575) 829-3535.

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