Diego Fire 95 percent contained

Updated: 07/07/2014 1:06 PM | Created: 07/07/2014 10:58 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

Mop-up operations continue on the Diego Fire in the Santa Fe National Forest on Monday. The wildfire is now 95 percent contained.

The Type 3 Incident Management Team says crews will continue suppression activities within 300 feet of the fire's edge. Assessment and removal of hazard trees along Forest Roads 103 and 316 will also continue. 

With the expected influx of moisture in the next few days, 100 percent containment is expected by Wednesday.

Fire area closures remain in effect, including:

-At the junction of Forest Road 103 and Forest Road 93
-At the junction of Forest Road 103 and Forest Road 315
-At the junction of Forest Road 316 and Forest Road 453

Access to private land within the area closure is subject to the prohibitions and exemptions described in the Diego Fire Area Closure Order. Persons wanting to access their private land must contact the Coyote District Office (575) 638-5526 for authorization to be within the closed area. 

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