On June 20, two more fires in Saguache County bringing to total on June 21 to three.
Trickle Mountain Fire
The Trickle Mountain Fire is located on the northwest side of Trickle Mountain; 14 miles northwest of Saguache.  Size is estimated at 100-150 acres with 0% containment.  Cause of fire is reported to be lightning.
Type 6 engine and two SLV Interagency Fire Management Unit firefighter squads are on scene.
The fire is clearly visible from Highway 114. Drift smoke may be visible in Saguache Creek valley and the town of Saguache.
Active fire suppression efforts are ongoing.
Fire is in a large island of timber surrounded by meadows.
Sheep Creek Fire
Near Sheep Creek; 20 miles northwest of Saguache; Saguache Ranger District, Rio Grande National Forest.  Size    is estimated 10-15 acres with 0% containment.  The fire is visible from Highway 114. Drift smoke may be visible in Saguache Creek valley and the town of Saguache.
Fire is in sparse timber (Ponderosa Pine and grass) with potential for growth. No structures are threatened. It was reported that ten smoke jumpers were enroute.  Active fire suppression efforts are ongoing.  Cause of this fire in undetermined.
Ox Cart Fire
The Ox Cart Fire was started by lighting on June 6th; reported on June 8, 2013
The location is a Ridge between North and South Rock Creeks; 6 miles southeast of Poncha Pass; Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area; Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Saguache Ranger District; Rio Grande National Forest.
Size is estimated at 28 acres; Perimeter measured on June 14.  0% containment and no date for expected containment.  Fuel is aspen, Douglas fir, bristlecone pine. Fire behavior is occasional individual tree torching, creeping ground fir
No structures are threatened
No suppression taking place at this time. Daily planning and monitoring.
The fire is clearly visible from U.S. Highway 285. Drift smoke may be visible on either side of the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains likely to impact the area.
The Rio Grande National Forest plans to follow Wilderness management objectives by allowing the Ox Cart Fire play its natural role on the landscape. A management plan is in place to suppress parts or all of the fire if necessary to prevent it from threatening or damaging private property or other resource values.
Recent fuel moisture measurements show the duff below the trees still has a lot of moisture in it. Low to Moderate fire activity is expected with occasional single tree torching and some short spotting.