Space team helps fight West Fork Complex fire

Posted at: 06/27/2013 10:52 AM
Updated at: 06/27/2013 10:58 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com



West Fork Complex fire update

The West Fork Complex fire fight is heading up to space.

The U.S. Army Reserve Space Support Team will now send satellite imagery to fire managers so they can work better to contain the wildfire.

As of Thursday morning, more than 81,000 acres have burned and the fire is at zero percent containment.

A meeting in Pagosa Springs is scheduled for Saturday, June 29 at 1 p.m. in the Community Center.

Jaroso Fire update

Fire officials say popular fishing spots are now threatened by the Jaroso Fire.

The wildfire moved closer to the headwaters of the Pecos River, and firefighters fear post-fire flooding and erosion could impact the river for years to come.

The fire has burned 10,167 acres and like the West Fork Complex fire, officials say it’s not contained at all.

A public meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 28 at 5 p.m. at the Pendaries Lodge in Rociada, N.M.

Silver Fire smoke advisory

New Mexico’s health and environmental departments have issued a smoke advisory for many southern communities near the Silver Fire.

The wildfire is burning in the Gila National Forest, near Kingston.

The advisory lasts until later Thursday morning. Experts warn residents to limit their time outdoors.

Thompson Ridge and Tres Lagunas fire updates

Two New Mexico wildfires are a day closer to being extinguished.

The Thompson Ridge fire has burned 23,965 acres, but is 95 percent contained.

View: Thompson Ridge Burned Area Emergency response map

The Tres Lagunas fire has burned more than 10,000 acres and is 90 percent contained.