Santa Fe Las Campanas- Colorado Peak Fire- June 6, 2012

Santa Fe National Forest Fire Management InformationWednesday, June 6, 2012  Below is fire information regarding the Colorado Peak Fire that was discovered today.  The fire is located on the Caja del Rio in the Santa Fe National Forest between Cochiti and Santa Fe.  Today residents from north of Albuquerque to Santa Fe will see smoke.  Fuels on the ground are dry due to the lack of moisture and are creating a fair amount of smoke. The Colorado Peak Fire is at 50 acres and moving north.  Firefighters and a helotanker are entroute. Colorado Peak Fire, Jemez Ranger District Fire Name:  Colorado Peak Fire Time/Date Reported:  Afternoon of June 6 Time/Date Discovered: Afternoon of June 6Location:  Approximately 8 miles northeast of Cochiti Lake   Legal Description: 17N, 7E, Sec 30  Cause: UnknownFuels:  Pinon and Juniper Size:  50 acres Containment: 0%Resources Committed:  Engines enroute, type I hotshot crews, type II crews, and helotankerThreats:  No structures are threatened   Spread Potential: TBDSmoke: Smoke is visible from North of Albuquerque to Santa Fe.  In the evenings, smoke settles into low lying areas, including drainages; however, lifts by mid-morning when the sun rises.  Residents near the wildfire who live in low-lying areas may wish to keep their windows closed at night.  Information on wildland fire smoke and your health can be found on the New Mexico Department of Health’s website at:  Public Affairs & Staff OfficerSanta Fe National Forest11 Forest LaneSanta Fe, NM 87508(505)438-5320, office