Tres Lagunas Fire Evacuation Info

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NM State Forestry Division posting as of 10:30 AM on May 31, 2013:
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Tres Lagunas Fire Public Meeting Scheduled Tonight
at the Pecos Middle School Gym, North Highway 63, tonight at 6 p.m.

Fire Name: Tres Lagunas
Time/Date Reported: May 30, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Location: 10 miles north of Pecos, New Mexico
Legal Description: T17N, R12E, Sec 9
Cause: Human, downed power line
Fuels: Ponderosa Pine
Size: Approximately 1,000 acres
% Contained: 5%

Structures/threats
: Several communities along Highway 63 are threatened

Evacuations
: 134 summer homes, 6-10 primary residences, 10 campgrounds and 6 trailheads. Residents along Highway 63 beginning at El Macho church north toward Jack’s Creek Campgrounds have evacuated. An evacuation center will be available at Pecos High School Gymnasium. Evacuees with animals and livestock can be taken to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Posse – Pecos Rodeo Grounds, contact person is Gene Garcia at 505-490-3081.

Road Closures
: Highway 63 beginning at El Macho church north toward Jack’s Creek Campgrounds.

Smoke
: Smoke will be visible today from I-25, Pecos, Las Vegas and surrounding communities. Information on wildland fire smoke and your health can be found on the New Mexico Department of Health’s website.

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Based on a call to Mr. Garcia, as of noon on May 31, most evacuated residents have moved individual animals to stay with friends or neighbors. There are several stalls available at the Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Grounds; however, families need to bring their own kennels for companion animals other than livestock.



Include a blanket and all the essentials for your animals in your Emergency Evacuation Kit.
See APNM’s Animal Safety Planning Guide and other links below for more information to help keep you and your animals safe when disaster strikes.

 

What’s Happening Around the State

See APNM’s recent Disaster Preparedness Update and interactive map for current activities around the state to help keep companion animals safe during wildfire evacuations.

APNM continues to network and follow-up with local, county, state and tribal agencies and organizations to strengthen and expand New Mexico’s readiness and capacity for effective emergency animal response.

Please contact APNM with any additional information from your community about local or county efforts to include animals in disaster planning and preparedness.

RELATED LINKS:

Animal Safety Planning Guide
Tips for Staying Safe
Evacuation Kit for Animals
Get a free Pet Alert Sticker for your home.

To volunteer, contact your local animal shelter or Emergency Manager or join the Equine Protection Fund's Volunteer Network
Back Country Horsemen of New Mexico – online resources and several chapters around the state with volunteer networks available during disasters
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) – East Mountain Area members trained in Animal Response, training and outreach, rescue exercises.

Donate to APNM’s Fire Fund online (type “Fire Fund” in the Designate my Donation section) or mail a check with “Fire Fund” in memo line to APNM, P.O. Box 11395, Albuquerque, NM 87192