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UPDATE: Ox Cart Fire

Posted: Sunday, Jun 23rd, 2013

SAGUACHE COUNTY There is currently increased activity on the Ox Cart Fire, according to a Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) press release. The fire is spreading primarily in a northerly direction.

The Ox Cart Fire has reached one of the management action points. A 20-person hotshot crew and light helicopter is on scene. The hotshot crew is constructing indirect line north of the fire. A Type 2 hand crew is en route to the fire to assist.

Smoke is clearly visible from both sides of the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

No structures are threatened.

The RGNF plans to follow wilderness management objectives by allowing the Ox Cart Fire play its natural role on the landscape. A management plan is in place to suppress parts or all of the fire if necessary to prevent it from threatening or damaging private property or other resource values.

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