Aragon Fire UPDATE August 3

Start Date: July 12

Cause: Lightning

Size: 503 acres

Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest

Containment: 100%

Fuel: Ponderosa Pine

Weather: Rain is forecasted through today, then a drying trend with above normal temperatures, until another round of predicted rain arrives later next week

Resources: Crews periodically monitoring

Situation: The fire remains in a remote location East of Gallina Peak and West of the Rio Chama Wilderness in the Aragon Spring Area. The fire is within a 503 acre containment area with very little smoke. Forecasted rains expected to put fire out.

Smoke/Air Quality: Smoke impact to local communities is very low. 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 Cuba Ranger District at (575) 289-3264.

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