Gila National Forest – Round Fire

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District,

Start Date:     June 6, 2017               Size:   188 acres        Cause: Lightning

Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass

Resources:    1 wildlland fire module, smokejumpers and district personnel totaling 30

Containment: %

Summary: The Round Fire is burning on National Forest system lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness. Due to the remote location it is being managed for multiple resource benefits.  Values at risk includes private property, range improvements, and heritage resources, while allowing fire to play its natural role in the ecosystem and wilderness.  Reducing hazardous fuels on the forest floor will prevent more catastrophic wildfires in the future. This fire will also help preserve critical wildlife habitat.

Fire information can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ or nmfireinfo.com. 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 www.facebook.com/GilaNForest/ or follow us on Twitter @GilaNForest.Round Fire 17-6-10

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