CUBA, N.M. (KRQE) – A wildfire started July 11 in the Cuba Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest about one mile from the San Gregorio Trailhead parking lot on Forest Road 70 and nine miles from Cuba, New Mexico.
- Start Date: July 11, 2020
- Location: Cuba Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest, approximately 1 mile from the San Gregorio Trailhead parking lot on Forest Road 70 and approximately 9 miles from Cuba, NM.
- Containment: 100%
- Size: 7.8 acres
- Structures Threatened: San Pedro Parks Wilderness in the area of San Gregorio Reservoir
- Structures Burned: None
- Evacuations: N/A
- Cause: Under Investigation
- Personnel: 29 personnel on the ground, including one helicopter, one Type 3 engine, and three hand crews. Fixed-wing aircraft is on standby
- Vegetation: High concentration of dead and down timber and mixed conifer
- Ownership: Santa Fe National Forest
Smoke is likely visible across the southern end of the Cuba Ranger District. The public should stay away from the San Gregorio Trailhead and parking lot and avoid all trails within a mile of San Gregorio Reservoir through Thursday, July 16.
On Monday, July 13 fire crews report the fire was called 100% contained and firefighters will continue to secure the perimeter on Tuesday as they make their way into the fire’s interior. Mop-up operations will continue on Wednesday as operations are expected to ramp down on Thursday.