The Carson National Forest will be managing the lightning-caused Amole Fire on the Camino Real Ranger District to spread within a defined area in order to fulfill its natural role of reducing dense forest fuels and improving overall ecosystem health. Removing these fuels will lessen the potential for future severe wildfires along Highway 518 and further protect high voltage transmission and fiber optic lines that service the Taos and Peñasco area. Fire managers are employing these tactics to allow the fire to play its natural role in the ecosystem, promoting a more fire resilient landscape.
Date of Origin:
Monday September 02nd, 2019 approx. 02:30 PM
12 miles south of Taos, NM. Adjacent to Highway 518.
Short Grass (1 foot). Mixed conifer/pine with an oak under story.
Minimal fire behavior with backing and creeping.
Securing perimeter and cutting hazard treed near fire line and trails.
Projected Incident Activity:
Hazard tree removal on perimeter and trails, along with securing perimeter lines.
Today, minimum RH 27-31% with max temps in mid 70's. Tomorrow
20% increasing to 30% chance of rain in the afternoon, max temps
in mid 70's, and minimum RH's 28-31%
Camino Real Ranger Station
Phone: (575) 587-2255
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fire Unit Information
Carson National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
208 Cruz Alta Road
Taos, NM 87571