Situation: New Mexico State Forestry and US Forest Service crews are responding to a wildfire on the Alegres Ranch, southwest of Datil in Catron County. In addition to State Forestry and USFS engines, crews include two single engine air tankers and a team of smoke jumpers.The fire is moving slowly thanks to some recent light precipitation, however a ranch home approximately 1/4 mile away is threatened.
Start Date & Time: 5/25/2014 @ 1212
Start Location: on the Alegres Ranch, near Continental Divide west side of Alegres Peak, SW of Datil, Catron County
Latitude: 34.1387 N
Longitude: 108.2134 W
Cause of Fire: lightning
Area Vegetation: grass, PJ, ponderosa pine
Acres Burned: 1 approx.
Ownership(s): Private, Alegres Ranch
Structures Threatened: 1 ranch house 1/4 mile down hill
Structures Burned: none
Evacuations (Y or N & #): none
% contained: none
Temperature: 55 degrees
Relative Humidity: 41%
Wind Speeds: 8-14 mph
Wind Direction: from the southwest
# of Personnel: 20 approx.
# of Crews: one crew of jumpers
# of Engines: E-32 and 1 USFS engine
# of air tankers: two SEATS