Rincon Fire burning in Pecos Wilderness

The Rincon Fire as seen from Ranchos de Taos.

A fire burning in the Pecos Wilderness has burned 150 acres of forest as of June 12. The Rincon Fire, which started Thursday (June 11), is located in the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, and is burning approximately 2 miles east of Hamilton Mesa and 6 air miles northwest of the village of Upper Rociada.

Smoke from the fire could be seen from Taos when looking south. According to InciWeb, a national fire resource database, the blaze is burning spruce and firs that have been heavily infested with insects, thus making them more likely to catch fire.

Four hotshot crews, a type three incident management team, air tankers and a type two helicopter are currently working on a plan to contain the fire.

The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time.

This is a developing story.

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