Black Fire June 27, 2022 Daily Update 

Local Type 3 organization to assume command of the Black Fire 

June 27, 2022 Daily Update 

Acres: 325,136 acres 

Containment: 70% 
Total Personnel: 180 
Cause: Human-caused, under investigation 
Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 
Location: 31 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences, NM 
Fuels: Timber and tall grass 

Highlights: At 6:00 PM on Monday, June 27, the Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 will transfer command of the Black Fire to a local Type 3 organization, led by Incident Commander Joe Sampson. Team 4 extends its sincere thanks to the local communities for their support, gratitude, and hospitality throughout this incident. Due to successful firefighting efforts, the Black Fire is now 70% contained, and resources are either demobilizing to return to their home units or reassigning to assist other wildfires across the country. This is the final update for the Black Fire unless significant events occur. 

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Grant County Commission hears several presentations at work session 062122, part 4

This one addresses the fourth presentation at the work session by Dr. Teresa Arizaga reporting on Tu Casa and fifth presentation by Dr. Twana Sparks and Adrienne Dare on medical aid in dying.

[This is the fourth in a series of articles on the Grant County Commission meetings.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

In the fourth presentation at the Grant County Commission work session on June 21, 2022, Dr. Teresa Arizaga, Hidalgo Medical Services chief mental health officer, spoke about Tu Casa and its mental health and substance abuse treatment services.

She began by noting that HMS Chief Executive Officer Dan Otero will talk about HMS at a future commission meeting.

"Tu Casa enhances our HMS services," Arizaga said. "At HMS we continue to offer psychiatric consultation, psychiatric medication management, mental health and substance use treatment and assessments, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, care coordination, comprehensive community support services (CCSS), psycho-social rehabilitation (PSR), peer support services, a 24/7 crisis line, and medicated-assisted therapy, which we continue to grow within HMS and the community, including working with our Detention Center."

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El Incendio Black Actualización diaria del 26 de junio de 2022 

Avanzan los equipos del incendio Black en la reparación de la extinción

Actualización diaria del 26 de junio de 2022

Acres: 325,133 acres 

Contención: 70%

Personal total: 319

Causa:de orígen humano, a ser determinada

  Fecha de inicio: Viernes 13 de mayo de 2022 

  Ubicación: 31 millas al noroeste de Truth or Consequences, NM 

  Combustible:  Coníferas mixtas y hierba alta 

Puntos importantes: como parte del enfoque de múltiples fases para la recuperación de incendios forestales, los equipos del incendio Black han realizado acciones de extinción de incendios para reparar 123 millas de líneas de mano y topadoras para minimizar la posible erosión del suelo. El siguiente paso en la reparación del área de incendio incluye la evaluación de Respuesta de Emergencia sobre el Área Quemada (BAER, en inglés) que identifica lo que se tiene que hacer para estabilizar las áreas expuestas en toda el área del incendio. Ya estan en marcha los esfuerzos de BAER en toda el área del incendio.

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Black Fire June 26, 2022 Daily Update 

Black Fire crews make strides on suppression repair   

June 26, 2022 Daily Update 

Acres: 325,133 acres 
Containment: 70% 
Total Personnel: 319 
Cause: Human-caused, under investigation 
Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 
Location: 31 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences, NM 
Fuels: Timber and tall grass 

Highlights: As part of the multi-phased approach to wildfire recovery, Black Fire crews have been undertaking fire suppression actions to repair 123 miles of hand and dozer lines to minimize potential soil erosion. The next step in repairing the fire area includes the Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment that identifies actions necessary to stabilize exposed areas across the fire area. BAER efforts are already underway across the fire area. 

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El incendio Black Actualización diaria del 25 de junio de 2022 

Los equipos del incendio Black responden a incendios provocados por rayos

Actualización diaria del 25 de junio de 2022

Acres: 325,133 acres 

Contención: 70% 

Total Personnel: 491 

Causa:de orígen human, a ser determinada

   Fecha de inicio: Viernes 13 de mayo de 2022 

   Ubicación: 31 millas al noroeste de Truth or Consequences, NM 

   Combustibles: Coníferas mixtas y hierba alta 

Puntos importantes: los bomberos están preparados para responder a cualquier nuevo incendio provocado por rayos a medida que las tormentas eléctricas pasan por el área,.  A una milla al sur de la carretera 152, los bomberos observaron que un árbol ardía y evaluaron la situación y le llamaron el incendio Drummond. Midieron el pequeño incendio en menos de 1/10 de acre. Desde la carretera continuarán monitoreando el tronco que arde, aunque no hay indicación que el fuego se desplazará ya que está rodeado por vegetación mojada y las lluvias continuas.

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Black Fire June 25, 2022 Daily Update

Black Fire crews respond to lightning starts   

June 25, 2022 Daily Update 

Acres: 325,133 acres 
Containment: 70% 
Total Personnel: 491 
Cause: Human-caused, under investigation 
Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 
Location: 31 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences, NM 
Fuels: Timber and tall grass 

Highlights: As thunderstorms move across the area, firefighters remain available to respond to any new fires ignited by lightning. One mile south of Highway 152, firefighters spotted and "sized up" a single burning tree named the Drummond Fire. Crews measured the small fire at less than 1/10th of an acre. Firefighters will continue to monitor the smoldering log from the highway, although it is currently showing no movement due to surrounding wet vegetation and ongoing rains. 

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Tri-City landfill burglarized

By Roger Lanse

According to a Grant County Sheriff's Office offense report someone broke into the Tri-City landfill scale house over the weekend of June 18, 2022, and stole the scale reader computer and associated scale ticket printing machine valued at about $1,500 for the computer and $400 for the printer.

The person reporting the break-in and theft stated everybody left work on Friday, the 17th at about 6 p.m. When he returned to work on Monday, the 19th at 10 a.m., he noticed the window to the scale room had been broken. When he unlocked the scale room door, he saw the equipment had been stolen.

A GCSO deputy stated the electric cords to the two machines had been cut about a foot away from the wall sockets. Advised that subjects breaking in and stealing items was an ongoing problem, the deputy requested increased nighttime and weekend shifts to patrol the area.

El Incendio Black Actualización diaria del 24 de junio de 2022 

Las lluvias monzónicas tempranas establecen récords en el incendio Black  

Actualización diaria del 24 de junio de 2022

Acres: 325,133 acres 

Contención: 70%

Personal total: 548

Causa:de orígen human, a ser determinada

  Fecha de inicio: Viernes 13 de mayo de 2022 

  Ubicación: 31 millas al noroeste de Truth or Consequences, NM 

  Combustibles: Coníferas mixtas y hierba alta 


Puntos importantes: las lluvias que han caído sobre partes del sur del incendio Black han sido casi récord y como resultado el trabajo de reparación de los bomberos se ha puesto más lento.  Según el Servicio Meteorológico Nacional en El Paso, el récord anterior para 3 días consecutivos en el mes de junio fue de 3.08 pulgadas en los sitios de informes alrededor de la cordillera Black. Desde el 16 de junio, la lluvia total en los sitios de observación alrededor del incendio Black fue de unas 4.59 pulgadas en Emory Pass, 3.67 pulgadas en Kingston y 3.94 pulgadas en Percha.

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