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The Dog Head Fire started on June 14, 2016 in Torrance County, approximately six miles northwest of Tajique, and on June 15 crossed over into Bernalillo County. In total, 17,912 acres were burned.

 

As of July 21, 2016, the fire is 100 percent contained. Residents are advised to listen for National Weather Service flood advisories as an indicator to prepare to move to higher locations.

Please click on the image to the right to be taken to the official incident webpage.

U.S. Forest Service officials announced on July 1, 2016 that the cause of the Dog Head Fire was tied to a federally funded wildland brush and wood clearing effort. Preliminary findings indicate that the blaze was started by a masticator, a forest thinning machine that grinds and shreds trees, dead wood, brush and other fuel as it moves across the ground.

The clearing effort – known as the Isleta Collaborative Landscape Restoration Project – is a joint effort of the Isleta Pueblo, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Chilili Land Grant.

We are currently building this webpage with information for those affected from Bernalillo County and other sources. Please visit us frequently for the most up-to-date information.


"After the Fire" Benefit and Information Fair

Ernest Gonzales, owner of the 10 Points General Store at 10484 N.M.337, will be hosting a benefit/information fair Aug. 13, 2016 from 9 a.m. -  5 p.m. Tables for vendors and booths with information about after fire recovery will be set up.

For more information, contact Ernest at tenpointstijeras@gmail.com or (505) 281-3091.


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Emergency Notifications
If the National Weather Service issues a flash flood warning, residents in low-lying areas should move to high ground, and motorists should use caution at low water crossings. Bernalillo County has obtained an emergency siren for the Chililli community to help notify residents when a flash flood warning has been issued.
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Click "Burn Scar Matrix" tab at NWS Albuquerque home page.

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Economic Development/Recovery
Bernalillo County Economic Development Department will continue to support businesses that incurred damages from the Dog Head fire by assisting them through diverse programming and partnerships that offer access to cost-effective information, education and tools available from multiple sources.
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Flood Insurance/Maps
Bernalillo County drainage engineers are continuing to work with federal and state agencies to evaluate the increased flood risks for areas downstream of the burn scar and to identify at-risk residences. Maps showing the burn scar area, drainages leading away from the area, and the potential for debris flow to occur are provided in the maps section below.
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Post-Fire Property Protection
Bernalillo County has filled and provided more than 5,000 sandbags for residents' use to date. As of July 11, an additional 1,000 pre-filled sandbags were made available at Fire Station 41 at Raven Road. The County will maintain a stockpile of pre-filled bags at the fire station and provide sand and empty bags for residents to use throughout this year’s monsoon season. Bernalillo County will continue to work with Torrance County and through local community leaders to assess the need and schedule for additional pre-filled sandbag staging operations.
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If empty sandbags are not available at Fire Station 41, please contact (505) 848-1500. Bernalillo County, at the request and in coordination with community leaders and organizations, may be able to assist in community-based sand bag filling events. Contact (505) 848-1500 if there is an interest in scheduling an event.

Post-Incident Cleanup
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Bernalillo County residents affected by the Dog Head Fire: Bernalillo County has pulled the roll-offs waste collectors from the intersection of 337 and 217. Residents affected by the fire can now bring spoiled food and other trash to the East Mountain Transfer Station located at 711 Highway 333 near Tijeras. The transfer station is open for business from 7 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. seven days a week.

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As of July 11, 2016 no damage to residences, septic systems, private wells, or water piping in Bernalillo County has been reported. The only public water system affected by the power outage was the Chililli Mutual Domestic system, which has been determined by the state to be safe for post-fire use. Burned forest areas have been closed by the Forest Service until further notice. Increased flooding potential exists within and downstream of the burn scar area. Guidance on how to protect private wells and septic systems in Bernalillo County from possible post-fire flooding events can be found in the following links or by contacting Glenn G. DeGuzman at (505) 314-0375 or at Gdeguzman@bernco.gov.

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Community Support
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This page is maintained by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), not Bernalillo County.

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Information on medical, social, psychiartic services and chemical dependancy.

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This FTP site and content within is mainained by the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Managment, not Bernalillo County. These maps are generated post-fire based on field observations by federal assessment teams.

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This Facebook page is maintained by fire incident command, not Bernalillo County.

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