Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – “Crooked Fire” on the Guadalupe Ranger District

Incident Name – Crooked fire

06/15/2018 Fire Update: The Crooked fire was detected June 15, 2018 at approximately 11:16 am in Crooked Canyon in a remote location on the northern portion of the Guadalupe Ranger District. The fire is currently estimated at 3 acres. Due to the remote location and current and predicted weather, fire managers are determining management actions for the fire.

Ground crews are hiking to the fire location for additional information on fire activity, fuels, and weather conditions. The Sacramento Hotshots and an engine are also en route to assist current resources if needed.

Jurisdiction: Guadalupe Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest

Date/Time Detected: 11:16 am

Location: Crooked Canyon

Lat/Long: 32 30.462, -105 1.590

Firefighting Resources: Ground crews are hiking to the fire location for additional information on fire activity, fuels, and weather conditions. The Sacramento Hotshots and an engine are also en route to assist current resources if needed.

Values at Risk: None

Fuel Type:  Grass with open Piñon / Juniper

Size: Approximately 3 acres

Cause: Lightning

Regarding smoke, in the event of a prescribed fire or wildfire: If visibility becomes lower because of smoke, please visit the NM Department of Health’s smoke page:  https://nmtracking.org/fire

PIO: Jeannette Dreadfulwater, 208-512-9445, jmdreadfulwater@fs.fed.us

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