Bernalillo County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Situation Report
Event Name: Dog Head Fire
SITUATION REPORT: # 3
DATE AND TIME: 6/16/2016, 2000
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 has grown to an approximate size of 16,000 acres as of 2000 hours 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. Type 1 Incident Management Team (IMT) was requested and will arrive sometime this weekend (6/18/2016).
There is currently a mandatory evacuation notice for the town of Chilili, Escobosa, El Merced, Los Seis Hermanos Estates, Marianette Ranch Estates, Llano Del Sol, Tierra De Los Suenos, Ponderosa Estates, Capital Estates and Ponderosa Pines. Additionally, all residences that are located southwest of the intersection of Highway 217 and Highway 337 and all residence that are located south of Highway 217 and east of Highway 337 to the county line are asked to evacuate. The fire is active on the north and south flanks. As of 2000 the fire has not crossed highway 337.
According to the "Haynes Index" used by fire personnel to measure the threat of wildfires the Dog Head Fire is at a #6 which is considered the highest threat.
The fire is "spotting" and igniting fires as far as 1.5 miles from the main fire source.
Highway 337 from Interstate 40 to Highway 217 is closed to local traffic only.
Highway 337 at the Highway 217 intersection is completely closed to ALL civilian traffic.
Highway 217 at Martinez road is CLOSED to all civilian traffic.
Highway 337 at Ponderosa Campgrounds may be closed to all traffic as early as 1800 today
Governor Susana Martinez has officially declared a state of emergency due to the Dog Head Fire on 06/15/2016.
As of 2000 hours an estimated 18 structures have been damaged due to the fire.
EMERGENCY SUPPORT FUNCTIONS (ESF) ACTIVATED
ESF # 4 Fire Fighting
ESF # 5 Emergency Management
ESF # 6 Mass Care (Park and Rec, Animal Services)
ESF #7 Logistics Management and Resource Support (Purchasing and Asset Management)
ESF # 13 Law Enforcement
ESF # 15 External Affairs
Support: New Mexico National Guard (Army/Air Force)
Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department-Captain Josh Campos (505) 220-0657
15-person x 1 Law Enforcement Strike Team
20 National Guard members assisting the Sheriff’s Office
Bernalillo County Fire Department Resources-Division Chief Chris Gober (505) 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
Wildland 1: w/1 personnel
AFD Brush truck: w/ 3 personnel
AFD Eng.: w/ 3 personnel
County Public Works-Brad Catanach (505) 848-1518
7,000-gallon water tank that is now stationed in Chilili.
Animal Services-Misha Goodman (505) 975-5945
Small Animal Shelter
Small Animal Transport Vehicle
Large Animal Shelter
Large Animal Transport
OHSEM-Richard Clark (505) 382-4640
Park and Recreation-Andrew Parra @ 999-9086 until 2200; Jr LaFarge Esparza @ 328-4818 after 22:00
2 Shelter workers
Larry Gallegos 505-328-6668
Deputy Felicia Romero 505- 259-6126
Army LNO – SGM Checkley
Air Force LNO – SMSG Valenti
20 National Guard Soldiers w/four vehicles
2 National Guard Soldiers with Governor’s transport
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: 40
Pet Population: 58
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
A heat wave pattern is building over New Mexico as a powerful dome of high pressure takes hold of the state. Temperatures will trend hotter each afternoon through the weekend then peak on Monday. High temperatures will reach into the 80`s and lower 90`s over the high terrain and between 95 and 105 in the lower elevations. Record high temperatures are likely for western New Mexico. Moisture will begin to seep into the state around Tuesday and temper the heat wave for at least eastern New Mexico. The coverage of showers and storms will also be on the increase by the middle of next week for at least the northern high terrain.
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.