Brush Fire at Trailhead 6/11/19 @ 1700 hrs

AFD is Responding to a Brush Fire at the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area. Multiple Callers report at least 1 Acre is on Fire and Spreading Quickly.
Smoke Showing from a Distance.
AFR Is Requesting Air Drop be Placed on Ready/Standby.
This is a Confirmed Brush Fire.
Additional Agency’s Responding.
MT Klassen
ABQ METRO NEWS

1715 Hrs. Update on Brush Fire.
Location has Changed to the Michael Emery Trailhead in Bear Canyon.
At this time, No Structures are in Immediate Danger.
Update as more information becomes available…
MT Klassen
ABQ METRO NEWS

1745 hrs. Update on Trailhead Fire.
Additional Units Responding from Forest Service.
Air Mobile also being Requested to Fuel Up and Prepare for Airdrop.
Structures may now be Threatened. Spreading Quickly.
MT Klassen
ABQ METRO NEWS

1800 hrs. Update on Foothils Fire.
A Total of 2 Aircraft have been Requested.
Additional Tankers being Requested from US Forest Service.
BCFD also on scene.
This fire is now at 4 Acres and Spreading Quickly.
0% Contained.
This Fire Event is Changing Quickly. Stay Tuned for Updates.
MT Klassen
ABQ METRO NEWS

2200 hrs. Update on Foothills Fire;
As of 2200 Hrs This Date.The Fire in the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area is more or less contained.
Although Crews are still on the scene keeping it Contained. Many if the Fire Fighters have been Released, Both Choppers have Returned to Base, and Crews are Recycling.
Great Job Everybody.
MT Klassen
ABQ METRO NEWS

2250 hrs. Update on Elena Gallegos Fire.
As of 2250 hrs. This Date. All AFR Units at the Elena Gallegos Fire have Cleared the Fire and No Longer Involved. There Status Remains Attached for the Purpose of Fire Watch Only.
Well Done Members of AFR as well as All Agency’s involved in this Fire. Thanks to your Valiant Efforts, A Fire of Potentially Disasters Proportions was Thwarted. Case Closed…
MT Klassen
ABQ METRO NEWS

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