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This photo was taken from just east of Carlsbad, NM on
US Hwy 62/180, looking west. A Pyrocumulus cloud has
formed from a fire. A thunderstorm can be seen to the
right, or north of the pyrocumulus cloud.
This photo was taken from C-Hill looking to the west of Carlsbad, NM.
A Pyrocumulus cloud has formed from a fire. A thunderstorm
an be seen to the right, or north of the pyrocumulus cloud.
Posted on June 5, 2011 by Dan Ware
Incident Name: Serpentine Start Date & Time: 6/5/2011 0737
Start Location: Near X-Bar Ranch – SW of Carlsbad near Dark Canyon
Cause of Fire: Lightning Area Vegetation: grass/PJ
Acres Burned: 800 Ownership(s): state and private
Structures Threatened: 1-2 at the X-Bar Headquarters
Structures Burned: 0 Evacuations (Y or N & #): none
Situation: Fire is active on all sides of the fires, burning in rugged rough terrain. The fire is running to the northwest toward the X Bar Headquarters. Structure protection is in place at the headquarters. Engine resources are being used as hand crews due to the terrain. All resources are being pulled off of the line at this time due to fire activity.
% Contained: 0%
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