Lincoln National Forest – Fire Update – “Crooked Creek Fire” Guadalupe Ranger District

Incident Name – Crooked Creek fire

06/16/2018 Fire Update: The Crooked Creek fire (previously named 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 grew to approximately 50 acres overnight. Due to the remote location and rough terrain firefighting resources will monitor fire activity today and identify safe locations to establish and prep fire lines. Additional management actions will be further determined by fire activity, weather, and continued progression of the fire.

Jurisdiction: Guadalupe Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest

Date/Time Detected: June 15, 2018, 11:16 am

Location: Crooked Canyon

Lat/Long: 32 30.462, -105 1.590

Firefighting Resources:  Sacramento Hotshots and 2 engines

Values at Risk: None

Fuel Type:  Grass with open Piñon / Juniper

Size: Approximately 50 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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