Whitman Fire Update – Carson National Forest-July 2, 2017

Firefighters have established a control line around the perimeter of the Whitman Fire, which is at 334 acres and 60% 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 reinforcing the control line around the fire.  Resources on scene include a local engine, and a helicopter.  The fire received moderate precipitation overnight, which is helping containment efforts today.

Once the fire is contained, local suppression resources will continue to patrol the perimeter of the burn through the holiday weekend to make it does not exceed the containment line and provide initial response in the Valle Vidal area.  Visitors travelling Forest Road #1950 are advised to drive cautiously.  People using McCrystal campground may be impacted by smoke for few days.


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