Gila National Forest – Update on Kelly Wildfire – May 9, 2017

Location: Glenwood NM, approximately 10 Miles NE of Alma on the east side of Hwy 180 and the San Francisco River @ T9S R20W Sec 12 .

Start Date: May 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. Size: 2 acres

Cause: Lightning caused

Vegetation: Pinion, juniper, grass and brush in rocky, steep terrain

Resources: 3 firefighters

Summary: The Kelly Fire is burning on National Forest System lands. The plan has been to monitor and evaluate heritage sites in the area. The fire received a trace amount of rain yesterday afternoon and evening, and the Weather Service is predicting a 40% chance of precipitation over the fire area today.

Little to no smoke is visible off of NM Hwy 180 beginning just north of Catron County Road 9 to just past County Road 11. For information on smoke safety visit the NM Environmental Department of Air Quality https://www.env.nm.gov/air-quality/fire-smoke-links/.
For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila or join the conversation on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GilaNForest/ or follow us on Twitter @GilaNForest.

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