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Saturday firefighters responded to four lightning caused fires as a result of yesterday’s thunderstorm.
The Rattlesnake, Alameda and San Antonio fires—all located on the west side of the Forest within the Jemez Mountains—have been contained. The fires ranged in size from .10 to .25 acres.
Firefighters are still working to contain the Aragon fire, also burning in the Jemez Mountains.
Fire Name: Aragon
Time/Date Reported: 10:02 a.m. on June 29, 2013
Location: Coyote Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest; approximately 18 northeast of Gallina, NM.
Legal Description: T26N, R2E, Sec 16
Fuels: ponderosa pine and oak
Size: 20 to 30 acres
% Contained: 0%
Resources Committed: Two engines, two chase trucks and one Type 2 helicopter.
Today’s Weather: Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms.
Summary: This afternoon two engines, two chases trucks and one Type 2 helicopter worked to suppress the fire. All ground and aerial resources have been removed from the fire due to heavy rain and hail.