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 For information on the HEPA filter loan program, go to

Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at and on Twitter @SantaFeNF, and For more information, contact the Cuba Ranger District at (575) 289-3264.


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