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Tuesday May 28 update

Morning briefing from the Blue Fire Incident Management Team,  Note multiple attachments including this report (copied below), an updated fire map. a weather and air quality report (smoke out look), and a ready - set - go map.  I see no change in the ready, set, go status of impacted communities.

Air Resources are Using Water and Retardant to Suppress the Blue 2 Fire Daily Update: May 28, 2024 Fire Information Phone Number: (575) 386-5077; open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Media Phone Number: 575-386-5108; open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Acres: 7,178 Start Date: May 16, 2024 Location: White Mountain Wilderness approximately 8 miles North of Ruidoso Personnel: 533 Cause: Lightning Containment: 0% Fuels: Timber (litter and understory) Resources: 10 crews | 32 engines | 6 helicopters | 6 bulldozers | 5 Water Tenders Highlights: Firefighters continue to use direct tactics to build fireline along the fire’s edge using hand tools and bulldozers while ensuring safety for all crews. Air resources are dropping water and retardant along the firelines for reinforcement purposes and to cool down the most active parts of the fire. A feller buncher is being used in the Ski Run Road area to remove debris and allow crews to gain access for suppression efforts. Firefighters continue to place sprinklers and hoses around houses for structure protection. Fire Activity: The fire is producing more smoke and continues to be active, even during the nighttime, because of hot temperatures and dry conditions. Weather: Although there are less winds, it is very dry with little chance of rain and hot temperatures. Closures: For the latest information: Ready, Set, Go Status definitions,


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