Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Poso
FIRE
2,057.0
acres
33.3 mi
NNW of Espanola, NM
55%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTROLLED
Last Updated:
11 mins, 48 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-NMCAF-000175
Fire Start:
Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:53 PM MDT
Dispatch Notes:
Controlled 6/28
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Carson National Forest

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 3 months ago

Incident Photo for the Poso Fire

 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.  

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:00 PM MDT
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

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
82
Size (Acres):
2,057
Containment:
55%
Estimated Containment Date:
Thursday, June 24, 2021 12:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Light Logging Slash
Significant Events:
Minimal, Creeping, Smoldering

Planned Outlook

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 Synopsis

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

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
575-758-6208