Multiple agencies worked Saturday to contain a wildland fire in the Fenton Lake State Park area. Photo Courtesy Facebook
A scene from a wildland fire Saturday in the Fenton Lake State Park area. Photo Courtesy Facebook
Wildland firefighters work to contain the fire with a fire line. Photo Courtesy Facebook
BY MAIRE O’NEILL
La Cueva Fire Chief Lee Taylor observed smoke at around noon on Saturday in the Fenton Lake area and went to check it out. He told the Los Alamos Reporter late Sunday that when he went to check it out, he found a wildland fire burning on bot U.S. Forest Service and State Park land.
“Crews from La Cueva, Cuba, Ponderosa, Zia, Cochiti Lake and USFS responded. Fire line was constructed and burn out operations were performed to hold the fire at 15 acres,” Taylor said.
The cause and origin of the fire have not been determined, he said, and a fire investigator from New Mexico State Forestry Division is expected to be on the scene Monday.
No information further information was available on the nmfireinfo.com site or through Fenton Lake State Park as of Sunday evening.