Update: Diego Fire now 50 percent contained

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Friday 7-4-2014, 8:00 PM
Fire Information: (575) 638-0081

Acres: 3,600                                                  Report Date: June 25, 2014                                                                           
Cause: Lightning                                          Location: 8 Miles South of Coyote, N.M.           
Containment: 50%                                       Fuels/Topography: Mixed Conifer with heavy dead/
Total personnel: 724                                     down component and bug kill canopy

Information is also being posted at local community businesses and Post Offices. Two community meetings have been held at the Coyote Elementary School with approximately 200 attendees.

Today’s Actions: Crews will continue full suppression activities today as some smoldering and heat are present in isolated areas.  Mop-up to an area of 300’ around the inside of the perimeter will also continue today.  Resources and equipment will begin being released today.

Road Closures Still in Effect:

o  Forest Road 103 at the junction of Forest Road 93

o  Forest Road 103 at the junction of Forest Road 315

o  Forest Road 316 at the junction of Forest Road 317

Road Closures that have been lifted:

o  Forest Road 103 at the junction of Forest Road 70

o  Forest Road 316 at the junction of Forest Road 100

Evacuation recommendations have been lifted for Wetherill Estates, Dunlap and West Dunlap Subdivisions, and for inholdings on Forest Rd 316 immediately south of Coyote to the Forest Road 316/317 junction.  Access to private land inholdings within the Santa Fe National Forest area closure is subject to the prohibitions and exemptions described in the closure order http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/3916/22208/ <http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/3916/22208/%20> . Persons wanting to access their private land inholdings must contact the Coyote District Office (575) 638-5526 for authorization.
Weather: Temperatures will be near normal today with a 50% chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Storm downdrafts and erratic winds could be a concern, especially where fuels, topography, and wind line up.
Smoke: Due to the higher relative humidity and recent rain, there will be minimal smoke impact to surrounding areas. Please visit http://nmfireinfo.com/smoke-management/ <http://nmfireinfo.com/smoke-management/> for more information.