Luna Fire Burns In Camino Real Ranger District Of Carson National Forest Near Chacon


The Luna Fire that started in the Camino Real District of the Carson National Forest Saturday is continuing to burn north east of Chacon. Unconfirmed reports placed the fire at close to 10,000 acres Sunday evening, however no update was available from New Mexico Fire Information besides the initial Sunday morning report below. Carson National Forest personnel were not answering phones Sunday. Watch for an update Monday morning.

Size: 1,000+ acres  Cause: Unknown (under investigation)

Date Detected: Oct. 17, 2020

Evacuations: None    Fuel Type: High Elevation Mixed Spruce down to Ponderosa Pine

Values at Risk:  Values at risk currently being assessed

Resources: Currently en route    Avoid: Forest Road 76

Fire Update: A new fire start has been identified on the Camino Real Ranger District on the Carson National Forest. The fire, which has been named the Luna Fire, is currently burning at 11,000 elevation to 9,000 elevation. The fuel source is high elevation mixed Spruce down to Ponderosa Pine.

Fire personnel are currently en route to the fire, which is burning two miles north and northeast of Chacon, New Mexico. Smoke (and the smell of fire) may be visible in the surrounding communities of Angel Fire, Black Lake, Guadalupita, Mora and Taos. More information will be released as it becomes available. There is no direct threat to these communities at this time. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Please avoid Forest Road 76.

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