Wolf Draw Fire burning 712 acres in Santa Fe National Forest; 85% contained


NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Wolf Draw Fire started on May 29, 2021, about 30 miles north of Cuba, NM on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. Forest officials say the fire was caused by an abandoned campfire that escaped the fire ring.

  • Start Date: May 29, 2021
  • Location: Approximately 30 miles north of Cuba, NM on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest
  • Containment: 85%
  • Size: ~712 acres
  • Structures Threatened: Private property, oil and gas infrastructure, canyon ecosystems, Mexican spotted owl habitat
  • Structures Burned:  No
  • Evacuations: No
  • Cause: Abandoned campfire
  • Total Personnel: 1 Type-3 engine, 1 Type-6 engine, 2 hand crews, 1 Rapid Extraction Module Team, one air attack platform, and 1 Type-3 helicopter
  • Area Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer
  • Ownership(s): Private

SFNF officials report that following another day of minimal fire activity, crews were able to continue mop-up operations along control lines. A Type-3 Incident Management Team has also started suppression repair, removing unneeded equipment and rehabilitating the areas from ground disturbances that were created while fighting the fire.

At 6 a.m. on Monday, June 7, command of the fire will be turned over from the Type-3 team to a local Type-4 team. Due to its remote location, minimal smoke impacts are expected from the Wolf Draw Fire but may be visible in the Dulce area.

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