5 Jun 2008, 11:14am
New Mexico
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Roger’s Pasture Fire

Location: Mescalero Apache Indian Res., 8 SE of Ruidoso, Otrero Co., NM

Specific Location: near Hale Lake

Date of Origin: 06/04/2008
Cause: Unknown

Situation as of 06/08/08
Total Personnel: 238
Size: 1,498 acres
Percent Contained: 75%


Situation as of 06/07/08
Total Personnel: 298
Size: 1,527 acres
Percent Contained: 40%

Red Flag Warning in effect from this afternoon through this evening for the north central mountains across to the northeast and east central plains for strong winds and low humidities. Fire Weather Watch in effect from Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening.

Winds SW 15 to 25 mph, gusts up to 40 mph.

Officials with the Albuquerque office of the National Weather Service said 60 mph winds were reported at Sierra Blanca Regional Airport Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday. [here]


Situation as of 06/06/08
Total Personnel: 134
Size: 1,500 acres
Percent Contained: 15%

The NM Type 2 IMT took command of the fire at 1630 hrs yesterday. The Mescalero Apache Reservation is under closure.


Current Situation
Total Personnel: 40
Size: 500 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Summary: Crowning, rapid rate of growth observed. Type 2 IMT (Cervantes) has been ordered.

Red Flag Warning in effect June 5 for strong winds and low relative humidity over much of southern and eastern New Mexico. Wind gusts predicted up to 40 mph. An upper level low pressure front moving through is producing very windy conditions and isolated thunderstorms. Winds are expected to subside by morning as the front moves through the region.



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