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Pino Fire Information - 3/28/14 - 8 pm

Start Date & Time: 3/28/2014 @ approx. 15:40

Start Location: #1 Pino Road, west of Rio Grande between Socorro/Valencia County Line and Highway 346, closer to county line.
Cause of Fire: human, under investigation
Area Vegetation: grass, brush, salt cedar
Acres Burned: 40 acres - estimated
Ownership(s): Private
Structures Threatened: 5 to 6 residences/several hay barns
Structures Burned: none reported
Evacuations (Y or N & #): none reported

Situation: Despite slowing down as it approached open areas and irrigated fields, the fire crossed the river due to high winds and continues to burn actively on both sides. A helicopter from the US Forest Service has been assisting ground crews. A hand crew from State Forestry's Inmate Work Camp has been assigned to the fire and two State Forestry Fire Investigators are on scene. Crews and engines from Valencia and Socorro Counties, BLM, USFW and NM State Forestry will work to build and strengthen containment lines throughout the evening and overnight hours.

% contained: none reported

Wind Direction: west
# of Personnel: 50-Valencia County, Socorro County, N6S Engine en route
# of Crews: 1 IWC Crew
# of Engines: 15
# of Bulldozers: 1-BLM
# of helicopters: 1-USFS
# of water tenders: 3

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