Matt Rau, FMO Sandia Ranger District, has informed us that there is no change in the status of the Pino Fire. The fire remains at approximately 1/10 of an acre (correction to previous report), and it is showing no movement or change in status. The cause was a thunderstorm yesterday evening around 7 pm. 40 lightning strikes were recorded from this storm, and 2 trees in the top of Pino Canyon are smoldering. Crews will remain on site overnight to insure there is no spread from the initial location.
U.S. Forest Service crews are aware and on-site at this fire. Please do not call 911 to report this fire. The 911 service has dispatched crews and they are on this fire. Unless you have a new fire start to report, please do not report this fire to 911 again.
That being said, EMIFPA always encourages you to stay engaged and prepared for the potential wildfire disaster in our homeland. Remember, if you see or smell smoke, always call 911 immediately. Report it, don't ignore it!!
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