Winds in northern New Mexico diminished somewhat overnight
and are expected remain light for the next few days. Las Conchas fire command are mapping out plans to control this 70,000 acre beast. Las Conchas incident command has placed containment at 3%. The fire has burned 12 homes.
Update: Winds back in forecast —KRQE.com Reports gusts to 35 mph expected today.
Number of Personnel: Approximately 350 personnel including three hotshot crews and nine handcrews .
Location: Approximately 12 miles southwest of Los Alamos off NM 4 at mile marker 35
Fuels: Mixed Conifer, Ponderosa Pine. Fuel moisture is extremely low.
Cause: Unknown – under investigation
Equipment: Four dozers and 12 engines
Size: 69,555 acres based on 06/29 infrared data
Aircraft: Five helicopters
Percent Contained: 3%
Residences Destroyed: 12