Triple Nickle
FIRE
8,063
acres
40.9 mi
WNW of Albuquerque, NM
75%
containment
OUT
Last Updated: 1 day, 12 hours ago
Incident #: NM-CIF-000199
Fire Start: Sunday, August 4, 2019 4:28 PM MDT
Dispatch Notes: Contain: 09/06/19 1215 | Control: 10/04/19 0855 | Out: 10/04/19 0855

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Recent rains have created very favorable conditions, allowing Fire managers from the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands to manage a lightning caused fire for resource benefit on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District. The Triple Nickle Fire is being carefully monitored and managed as it burns naturally in the ecosystem, promoting forest health and resilience while reducing the potential for future catastrophic wildfires. Along with burning unwanted dead and down woody material, it will remove encroaching conifer trees from historic open meadows, increase plant diversity, improve wildlife habitat, and restore the natural fire regime.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning/natural
Date of Origin:
Sunday August 04th, 2019 approx. 03:30 PM
Location:
Northeast of Grants near Mount Taylor
Incident Commander:
Adrian Padilla (ICT3), Sunbear Vierra (ICT3-t)
Incident Description:
Manage For Multiple Objectives
Coordinates:
35.345, -107.527

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
74
Size (Acres):
8,063
Containment:
75%
Estimated Containment Date:
Monday September 30th, 2019 approx. 08:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Grass and Understory) Brush (2 feet)
Significant Events:
Minimal, Creeping, Smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Patrol and Monitor fire within the planning area and continue to hold and monitor previous firing operations. Continue to monitor infrastructures and values at risk.
Projected Incident Activity:
12 hours - Fire spread potential is minimal. Fire is to the planned box. Continuing to patrol perimeter and mop up threats to the line.
24 hours - Fire spread potential is minimal. Fire is to the planned box. Continuing to patrol perimeter and mop up threats to the line.
48 hours - Fire spread potential is minimal. Continuing to patrol perimeter and mop up threats to the line.
72 hours - Fire spread potential is minimal. Continuing to patrol perimeter and mop up threats to the line.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
LABOR DAY mostly sunny in the morning, then partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Maximum temperature above 8000 ft of 78-83. Below 8000 ft of 84-89. 24 hr trend little change. Minimum humidity above 8000 ft of 22-32%. Below 8000 ft of 19-24%. Wind 20 ft is terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph. Wind in southwest up to 10 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. 40% chance of precipitation.
TUESDAY- Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 85 to 90. Terrain dominated winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.
WEDNESDAY-Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.Highs 82 to 87. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 17 to 22 percent.

Contact

Incident Contact
Amanda Rael
Email: amanda.rael@usda.gov
Phone: 505-287-8833
Hours: M-F 8am - 4:30pm
Fire Unit Information
Cibola National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2113 Osuna Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113