Wildfire Incident Information
Terrain
Satellite
OSM
0% contained
Fire Status
CONTAINED
Last Updated
4 mins, 10 secs ago
Fire Start
Saturday, August 5, 2023 9:17 AM MDT
Incident #
2023-NMSNF-000345
Fuels
Timber
Dispatch Notes
Contain: 12/01/2023 13:00
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Santa Fe National Forest

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 10 months ago

Firefighters are responding to a wildfire about 44 miles northwest of Santa Fe in the San Pedro Parks Wilderness of the Cuba Ranger District. It’s called the Black Feather Fire and is approximately 200+ acres. The lightning-caused fire started Saturday, Aug. 5, and is being managed with a full suppression response.

Numerous aircraft are assigned to the incident including five large air tankers (LATs), one very large air tanker (VLAT), helicopters, air attack, and a lead plane.  In addition, several hotshot crews have been ordered.

Fire behavior is very active this afternoon and a large smoke column is visible across northern New Mexico. With hot, dry, windy weather in the forecast, fire managers are expecting similar behavior over the next several days. Air quality information is available at https://www.airnow.gov/

Basic Incident Details

Last Updated
Sun, Aug 6, 2023 9:59 PM UTC
Incident Type
Wildfire
Fire Discovered
Sat, Aug 5, 2023 3:00 PM UTC
Location
Approximately 9 miles south of Gallina New Mexico
Coordinates
36.096777777778, -106.80177777778

Current Situation

Size
200 Acres
Containment
0%