June 7, 2012
Colorado Peak, Española Ranger District
Fire Name: Colorado Peak
Time/Date Reported: 2:36 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Location: Española Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest; approximately 10 miles northwest of the Santa
Legal Description: T17N, R7E, Sec 30
Cause: Unknown, under investigation
Fuels: Piñon/juniper, slash and brush. The Caja del Rio plateau has open, patchy vegetation.
Size: 269 acres (decrease due to better mapping)
% Contained: 65
Resources Committed: 156 personnel including: 3 Type 1 crews, 4 Type 2 crews, 3 engines, 2 Type 1
helicopters, and 2 dozers.
Today’s Weather: Dry weather is expected through the weekend with critically low humidity levels. Today’s
weather: sunny with no chance of precipitation; max temperature: 88 degrees; relative humidity: 7-12%; wind is
expected from the southwest at 4-6 mph, increasing to 7-10 mph in the afternoon. Ventilation is excellent,
which means smoke will disperse well.
Structures/threats: Cultural sites
Road Closures: None
Summary: Firefighters worked through the night to contain the fire. Sparse, patchy fuels and an aggressive
fire fight have helped to contain the fire.
Smoke: A decrease in fire activity has also decreased smoke. Minimal smoke is expected today. For
information on how to protect yourself from smoke visit: https://nmtracking.unm.edu/eh_alerts/.
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