Three Rivers Update - Rains helping but still only 5% Contained...

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Three Rivers Fire – April 29, 2021 Morning Update

Acres: 12,000 acres

Percent Containment: 5%

Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021

Resources Assigned: 168

Structures burned: 0

Cause: Unknown, under investigation

Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire has spread towards both Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area.

Crews Continue to Work After Rain Douses Fire Overnight

The fire saw no growth yesterday or today and remains at 12,000 acres. The 12,000 acres includes hot spots that are separate from the main burned area.

Widespread scattered precipitation yesterday and last night has kept fire spread minimal. Increased moisture and humidity have slowed spread through grasses; dead and downed fuel is currently smoldering. Fire activity is expected to increase later in the day and wind direction is expected to shift, blowing the fire back onto already burned areas.

The fire will become more active again as warmer weather returns Saturday. Today crews will continue to scout and construct line along the southern perimeter and assess and plan for structural protection at Ski Apache, Lookout Mountain, other infrastructure and residences northeast of the fire perimeter, should it be required in the future.

RESIDENTS SHOULD REMAIN VIGILANT AND PREPARED FOR EVACUATIONS IN THESE AND ADDITIONAL AREAS IF FIRE BEHAVIOR INCREASES.

ROAD CLOSURES

• Bonito Canyon Road past the Bonito Lake Dam

• Nogal Canyon Road past the Nogal Peak trailhead

• Three Rivers Trailhead and Campground

• Monjeau Lookout at Sierra Vista

Wildfires are a No Drone Zone. As a reminder, every time a drone is seen near the fire all aircraft are grounded until we can be sure the drone is clear of the area. For more information visit Know Before You Fly, http://knowbeforeyoufly.org.

Fire Information Public Phone Line: 575-386-5077

Fire Information Media Phone Line: 575-386-5108

InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7440/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThreeRiversFire2021

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