Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Friday, October 22, 2021 12:21:11 AM MDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2021-NMCAF-000175
FWAC Incident ID
183739
Incident Name
Poso Fire
Last Updated
Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:58 PM MDT
(23 mins, 10 secs ago)
Fire Reported
Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:53 PM MDT
(5 months ago)
State
New Mexico
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
33.3 miles NNW of Espanola, NM
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Carson National Forest
Notes
Out 10/6/2021
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

 The Poso Fire on the El Rito Ranger District on the Carson National Forest located 10 miles north of El Rito, adjacent to FR123 and is currently 2057 acres and 55% contained. Cause is lightning.
 
The Type 3 Incident Management Team will transfer command of the Poso Fire to the local Type 4 organization at 8:00 pm this evening (June 20, 2021). Once transfer of command is complete the incident information line and incident email will no longer be monitored and all questions relating to the Poso Fire should be directed to the El Rito Ranger District at 575-581-4554.  Incident Commander Jamie Long, on behalf of his entire team, would like to extend sincere thanks for the cooperation, patience, and gracious welcome we experienced in your communities while assigned to this wildfire.  

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Saturday May 29th, 2021 approx. 06:00 PM
Location
11 miles north of El Rito, NM
Incident Commander
Jamie Long - Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team
Incident Description
Managed For Multiple Resource Objectives
Coordinates
36.477, -106.204
Total Personnel
82
Size (Acres)
2,057
Containment
55%
Estimated Containment Date
Thursday June 24th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Light Logging Slash
Significant Events
Minimal, Creeping, Smoldering
Planned Actions
Strengthen and hold perimeter.
Projected Incident Activity
12 hours: Strengthen and hold Check and control lines, assess weather conditions.
24 hours: Strengthen and hold Check and control lines, assess weather conditions.
48 hours: Strengthen and hold Check and control lines, assess weather conditions. Continue mop-up.
72 hours: Strengthen and hold Check and control lines, assess weather conditions. Continue mop-up.
Weather Concerns
Above normal temperatures, dry conditions, and an unstable atmosphere will persist today with a slight chance of afternoon/evening showers and storms. Storms will trend toward the drier side with strong and erratic wind gusts being the primary threat. Storm motions will be to the east-southeast. Humidity recovery overnight will be fair.
Incident Contact
Poso Fire Information
Email: 2021.poso@firenet.gov
Phone: 5056636334
Hours: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Fire Unit Information
Carson National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
208 Cruz Alta Road
Taos, NM 87571
Dispatch Contact
Taos Interagency Dispatch Center | Taos, NM
Phone: 575-758-6208
Incident Map

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