Event Name: Dog Head Fire
SITUATION REPORT: # 2
DATE AND TIME: 6/16/2016, 0800
Ensure the protection of life and property
Coordinate County Resources
Standby Structure Protection
On June 14, 2016, a fire was reported on the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands’ Mountainair Ranger District known as the Dog Head Fire. The fire started approximately 10 miles West of Estancia and has spread northeast and grew to a size to 5,072 acres as of 0600 today.Two (20 person) Hot Shot crews are on site as well as 4 helicopters, 2 lead planes, 1 air attack, 6 single engine air tankers, and 6 air tankers.
A Type 2 Incident Management Team (IMT) assumed responsibility of the fire at 1800 6/15/2016. There is currently a mandatory evacuation notice for the town of Chilili. The fire travel throughout the night and is directly threatening homes and structures in Escobosa, Yrisarri, and Ponderosa. This includes, but is not limited to, the following subdivision; Los Seis Hermanos Estates, Marianette Ranch Estates, Llano Del Sol, Tierra De Los Suenos, Ponderosa Estates, Capital Estates, and Ponderosa Pines. Evacuations have occurring south of junction of HWY 337 and HWY 217 to the county line due to the threat of fires.
Highway 337 at the intersection of Highway 217 is closed for all traffic. No traffic will be allowed on this road in order to allow rescue and fire personnel safe and quick passage.
Highway 337 is CLOSED at the Bernalillo/ Torrance County Line
Highway 337 (S14) is “Soft” closed at Highway 66 near the James McGrane Substation.
Governor Susana Martinez has officially declared a state of emergency due to the Dog Head Fire on 06/15/2016.
Several Structures were damaged west of HWY 337 near Chilili, Numbers are still being determined.
EMERGENCY SUPPORT FUNCTIONS (ESF) ACTIVATED:
ESF # 4 Fire Fighting
ESF # 5 Emergency Management
ESF # 6 Mass Care (Park and Rec, Animal Services)
ESF # 13 Law Enforcement
ESF # 15 External Affairs
Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department-Captain Josh Campos 220-0657
15-person x 2 Law Enforcement Strike Team
1 UH-1 helicopter for fire suppression
Bernalillo County Fire Department Resources-Division Chief Chris Gober 263-4635
Currently on RMP
Div. Chief Chris Gober
Brush 30: with 3 personnel
Tender 35: with 2 personnel
Responding units for structural protection until Strike force assembled
Bat 7: with 1 personnel
Brush 46: with 2 personnel
Eng. 54: with 2 personnel
Tender 43: with 2 personnel
Mutual Aid departments
Wild-land 1: with 1 personnel
AFD Brush truck: with 3 personnel
AFD Eng.: with 3 personnel
Santa Fe County Brush Truck: with 3 personnel
County Public Works-Mary Murnane 224-1610
7,000-gallon water tank that is now stationed in Chilili.
Animal Services-Misha Goodman 975-5945
Small Animal Shelter
Small Animal Transport Vehicle
OHSEM-Richard Clark 382-4640
Park and Recreation-Jr LaFarge Esparza 328-4818
Shelter workers PIO
Andy Lenderman 505-414-0485
Deputy Felicia Romero 259-6126
Army LNO – SGM Checkley
Air Force LNO – MSG Boge
14 National Guard Soldiers w/four vehicles
Electronic sign boards to the highways to put evacuation/ shelter information for residents.
Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 Liaison Officer-
Scott Cooke 928-792-9080
OPEN SHELTERS: Bernalillo County along with the Red Cross have opened a shelter in Tijeras in response to the fire.
Los Vecinos Community Center: 478 1/2 Old Hwy 66 Tijeras, NM 87059
Shelter Population: 16
Pet Population: 31
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Albuquerque: RED FLAG WARMING
BETWEEN 1 PM TO 9 PM TODAY FOR THE SANDIA...MANZANO... GALLINAS MOUNTAINS...ESTANCIA BASIN AND CHUPADERA MESA DUE TO STRONG WINDS...VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... STRONG WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS COMBINED WITH AN EXCEPTIONALLY DRY AND UNSTABLE AIRMASS WILL ONCE AGAIN IMPACT THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT HIGH PLAINS INCLUDING THE DOG HEAD FIRE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING TODAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE SEVERAL DEGREES ABOVE WEDNESDAY'S HIGHS WITH HIGH MIXING HEIGHTS.
Dog Head Spot Weather:
Chance of precip: 0 percent.
Temperature: max 84-88.
Relative humidity: min 8-13 percent.
Winds: west winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to southwest 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon, gusts up to 35 mph.
Transport wind: southwest 18 knots.