Lake Fork Fire burns about 92 acres near Jemez Springs, 80% contained


Final Update on Nov. 12, 2021


JEMEZ SPRINGS (KRQE) – A fire is burning seven miles northwest of Jemez Springs on the USDA Forest Service Santa Fe National Forest near Fenton Lake State Park. New Mexico Forestry Division reports that the Lake Fork Fire started burning on November 6, 2021, and remains at about 92 acres.

  • Start Date: November 6, 2021, 3:35 p.m. | Final update Nov. 12, 2021
  • Location: 7 miles northwest of Jemez Springs, NM
  • Containment: 80%
  • Size: 92 acres
  • Structures Threatened: No
  • Structures Burned: No
  • Evacuations: No
  • Cause: Human caused
  • Total Personnel: Personnel from Forestry Division, Sandoval County, USFS
  • Area Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, ground vegetation including shrubs, grass, pine needles
  • Ownership: State and US Forest Service

Forest officials state that as of Friday, Nov. 12 the fire is 80% contained and has not seen any new growth in several days. The cause of the fire has been determined to be human-caused.

Additional smoke may be caused by unburned pockets of fuel in the interior of the fire. The Forestry Division states there will be no further updates on the Lake Fork Fire unless there are significant changes.

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