Reported start date/time: April 28, 2022 / 1400
Cut: 10-15 acres
Location: Alamo Reservation
Fuels: Salt cedar and grass.
Fire behavior: Juniper fire exhibits moderate fire behavior.
Weather: Current conditions: Above normal temperatures with 7% humidity, clear skies and drought conditions. Winds are 5 to 10 mph gusting to 20 from the west. https://www.weather.gov/. A red flag warning in effect from April 28 at 9:00 a.m. until April 29 at 9:00 p.m.
On-site resources: Cibola National Forest Fire Department, State of New Mexico, and Bureau of Land Management. They are on stage with 3 type 6 motors and 1 suppression module.
Values at risk: At this time, the fire does not pose a threat to any community, and there are no evacuations in effect.
Strategy: The strategy for the Juniper Fire is total suppression.
Security: The health and safety of firefighters and the public is always the first priority. Members of the public should stay clear of Juniper Fire operations.
Drones pose a serious risk to firefighting and can shut down aerial operations.
The public is reminded that “If you steal, we can’t!”
Smoke can be seen in the vicinity of Alamo and Magdalena. People sensitive to smoke and people with respiratory problems or heart conditions are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information about air quality and protecting your health is available online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website nmtracking.org
This will be the only release on this fire unless the conditions or situation warrant additional information.
For more information about Juniper Fire, contact:
Magdalena Ranger District Office: 575-854-2281
Office of the Cibola National Forest and National Grassland Supervisor: 505-346-3900
Any additional information will be posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website https://nmfireinfo.com/, and on the Facebook Cibola NF & NGs & Twitter pages.