A small fire in the Jemez Ranger District located near Battleship Rock has been contained, fire officials said.
“They kept it at three acres which is pretty phenomenal work on their part,” said Santa Fe National Forest Spokesperson Julie Anne Overton. “Our firefighters did a great job.”
Fifty-five firefighters from three area companies helped combat the fire.
“That’s actually quite a bit for a three-acre fire but because of its location and the difficulty of the terrain, they opted to call in quite a few resources,” Overton said.
The fire started sometime Sunday evening. The cause of the fire is still classified as human-caused and is still under investigation.
Small plumes of smoke from the fire could still be seen from NM 4 at 2 p.m. Monday. Due to the wind, the smoke mostly kept in the trees as helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft dumped fire suppressant from above.
Firefighters fighting the blaze plan to stay on the scene until 9 p.m. tonight.
“They will then get back there tomorrow morning to monitor and complete the mop up,” Overton said.