Current Situation and Notices

                                                             Aug 04, 2017 – 0600

Flash flood potential remains significant, especially following slow-moving thunderstorms.  Some of these may impact areas where soil is already saturated.

  •  Fire Danger Level for both Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts is now MODERATE without Fire Restrictions.

  • RED FLAG (all or part of area):   none declared at this time

  • ACTIVE FIRE WITHIN AREA:  No major fires are active within the area at this time.

  • Rx BURN(S) WITHIN AREA:     None are underway or scheduled.

  • OTHER HAZARDS WITHIN AREA: Thunderstorm/lightning related risks.  Careless behavior: fireworks, campfires, parking on dry vegetation, target practice ricochets etc.

    REMINDER:  Localized flash flooding and debris flow will probably occur ‘downstream’ from Dog Head, throughout the Summer, after heavy rains on or near the area burned last June.

Red Flag(s)/Fire Danger Levels Active Fires/Hazards OTHER INFO
  • RED FLAG WARNING(S): . . . . not declared at this time
  •   Fire Weather Watch (Red Flag potential)::   not declared
  • . Sandia Ranger Dist., USFS:      MODERATE (eff 7/21/17)
  • . Mountainair Ranger Dist., USFS:   MODERATE (eff 7/21/17)
  • . Bernalillo County: usually follows Sandia Ranger Dist. level
  • . Sandoval County:  usually follows Sandia Ranger Dist. level
  • . Santa Fe County:  has not provided information, as of 7/24/17
  • . Torrance County:  has not provided information, as of 7/24/17

  • ACTIVE WILDFIRES:  none at this time
  • PRESCRIBED OR MANAGED BURNS: . David Canyon Rx Burn will most likely be rescheduled for Fall 2017, conditions permitting.
  • SMOKE OR OTHER IMPACT FROM FIRES OUTSIDE THE AREA:  Occasional smaze and smoke from wildfires elsewhere in the State apparently do not pose a major health risk at this time.

  • RESTRICTIONS & CLOSURES:
  • EMIFPA Membership Meeting: July 27, 9:00 AM, McGrane Public Safety Complex in Tijeras
  • EMIFPA Monthly Fire Season Information Session:  July Meeting cancelled.
  • GREEN WASTE DAYS: none are scheduled at this time (unlikely before August).