Macho Fire burns less than an acre in Santa Fe National Forest

Wildfires

Final Update May 25, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Macho Fire which began on May 23, 2021, has burned less than an acre in Macho Canyon on Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest. The fire is about 12 miles northwest of Pecos.

The Forest Services reports that the hotshot crews worked on containment by mopping up and cold trailing on Tuesday, May 25. This including digging out or trenching burning spots and controlled smoldering.

  • Start Date: May 23, 2021
  • Location: Macho Canyon on Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF), about 12 miles northwest of Pecos
  • Containment: N/A
  • Size: <1 acre
  • Structures Threatened: Private property nearby
  • Structures Burned:  None
  • Evacuations: No
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Total Personnel: 1 Hotshot crew, 2 engine modules, and 1 Type 1 helicopter
  • Area Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, heavy dead and down logs
  • Ownership(s): Public

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