Whitman Fire Update – Carson National Forest-July 1, 2017

Firefighters are continuing suppression efforts on the Whitman Fire, which is now at 334 acres and 40% contained.  The lightning caused fire was reported June 28, is located 12 miles north of Cimarron, NM, and is burning between the Whitman Vega pasture and Forest Road #1950 on the Valle Vidal Unit of the Questa Ranger District.
Operations continue to focus on establishing a control line around the fire.  Resources on scene include two initial attack crews, three local engines, and a helicopter.

Once the fire is contained, a crew and engines will continue to patrol the perimeter of the burn through the holiday weekend to make it doesn’t exceed the containment line.  Visitors travelling Forest Road #1950 are advised to drive cautiously.  People using McCrystal campground may be impacted by smoke for several days.

 

 

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