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Tres Lagunas Fire Updates

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HaroldHill
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June 8, 8 a.m. Good progress was made yesterday on hand and dozer lines. Lines were constructed to tie in remaining active fire areas which include the northwest corner of Holy Ghost Canyon. Firefighters completed firelines around the spot fires in Holy Ghost and the cluster of spot fires on the east side of the fire. Mop-up will continue today in north, south, and southeast areas. Potential burnouts to establish a solid fire perimeter may be conducted west of Forest Road 92. An assessment will be conducted today for this action. The burnout operation (if needed) is a strategy for the protection of the Gallinas watershed

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Tres Lagunas and Jarosa Fire Updates

As of Tuesday morning, about 1/3 of the personnel assigned to the Tres Lagunas fire had been released. The fire was 70 percent contained, with an estimated containment date of Saturday, June 15.

As of Tuesday evening, the Jarosa fire on the Espanola Ranger District within the Pecos Wilderness, approximately six miles southeast of Borrego Mesa, had burned an estimated 6,000 acres. — Air attack resources were used to assess and monitor fire progression and fire behavior Tuesday. Ground resources were not used due to continued unsafe conditions—, volatile fire behavior and no adequate escape routes or safety zones for firefighters.

A Type 1 Incident Management Team has been ordered. The Southwest Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Tony Sciacca, will arrive Wednesday to brief with forest officials and will assume management responsibility of the fire at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

HaroldHill
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June 10, 8 p.m. Fire growth

June 10, 8 p.m. Fire growth was minimal today and only isolated areas of heat were detected. Firefighters continued to work on rehabilitation on firelines, especially around structures in the evacuation area. Crews were also busy chipping vegetation and backhauling equipment from the fireline.

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Mop up begins

June 9 5 p.m. Firefighters on the Tres Lagunas Fire are now ramping down their fire suppression efforts and transitioning to “mop up” operations. But before being released from the fire, all water handling equipment, such as engines and water tenders, will be decontaminated toprevent Rock Snot and Whirling Disease from being transferred to other areas by equipment and machinery.