Montoya Springs
FIRE
2,950
acres
37.2 mi
NNW of Espanola, NM
75%
containment
ACTIVE
Last Updated: 57 mins, 20 secs ago
Incident #: NWCG-6563
Fire Start: Thursday, August 29, 2019 5:00 AM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

The Montoya Springs Fire will transition to a Type 4 organization managed by the local district this evening at 6:00 pm. No more updates will posted for the incident unless significant activity occurs.

Minimal fire behavior is expected unless there are significant changes to weather conditions. Firefighters will be patrolling and monitoring the perimeter. No more growth outside of the control lines is expected; however, light interior smoke may still be visible over the next several days.


Fire managers, along with resource specialists take great care to evaluate multiple objectives when wildfires occur. Strategic and tactical decisions for fire incidents apply deliberate examination and assessment of public values and risk to firefighter and public safety. Firefighter and public safety, public values and forest health are priorities when managing wildfires. To ensure success, decisions are continually evaluated by agency administrators, fire managers and resource specialists.


Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Thursday August 29th, 2019 approx. 11:00 AM
Location:
2 miles east of Canjilon
Incident Commander:
Tim Morris
Coordinates:
36.48, -106.391

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
25
Size (Acres):
2,950
Containment:
75%
Fuels Involved:
Oak brush, grass, ponderosa pine, piƱon and juniper
Significant Events:
Minimal, creeping, smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Secure and monitor the perimeter of the fire.
Projected Incident Activity:
Monitor the perimeter of the fire.
Remarks:
Transition the fire back to the local unit on 9/9 at 6 pm.

Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 575-684-2489
Hours: 8 am -4:30 pm
Fire Unit Information
Carson National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
208 Cruz Alta Road
Taos, NM 87571