Gila National Forest – McKenna Fire Update

Wilderness District fire managers estimate the McKenna Fire has grown to 1,900 acres since it was first reported Friday, May 7 in the Gila Wilderness. The fire is located about eight miles west of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.
The McKenna Fire is being managed for multiple objectives that will help reduce exposure to firefighters, remove hazardous fuels and decrease the probability for high severity wildfires in the future. Officials say this fire could continue for several weeks depending on current and forecast weather, fuels and terrain. http://tinyurl.com/gpj6d86
Updates are posted on Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4716/

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