Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire


  • Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest
  • 4 miles north of Eagle Peak Lookout
  • Catron County, New Mexico

Start Date:      May 22, 2018              Size:    ~6 acres

Cause:            Under investigation                 Vegetation:    Grass, heavy timber

Smoke:           Smoke may be visible in the area around Eagle Peak

Resources:    Engine on scene, Initial Attack Crews have been ordered.

Incident Commander:  J. Aragon, ICT4

Summary: The Buzzard Fire is burning on Forest Service lands approximately four (4) miles north of Eagle Peak. A new start has been sighted north of Eagle Peak Lookout. An air reconnaissance flight has confirmed the start and initial reports on the fire are approximately 3-4 acres.

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