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

Incident Name – Crooked Creek fire

Fire Update: The Crooked Creek fire, located in a remote location on the northern portion of the Guadalupe Ranger District in Crooked Canyon, experienced little to no growth overnight and is approximately 55 acres. Fire activity is minimal with some smoldering. The fire received spotty precipitation yesterday.

Due to the remote location and rough terrain firefighting resources will continue to monitor fire activity today, begin fire line preparation and continue to identify safe locations to establish and prep additional 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 55 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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