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

Incident Name – Crooked Creek fire

06/18/2018 Fire Update: The Crooked Creek fire, located in a remote location on the northern portion of the Guadalupe Ranger District in Crooked Canyon, is approximately 100 acres. Growth in acreage is due to more accurate mapping of the fire’s perimeter by ground resources. Fire activity is minimal with some smoldering, creeping and backing through brush and grass.

Due to the remote location and rough terrain firefighters are implementing tactics that will yield a high probability of success and meet land management objectives while allowing for the safety of firefighters. Yesterday, ground resources, which includes one Hotshot crew and three engine modules, mapped the perimeter of the fire, began fire line construction on the northern and southern perimeters, and continued to monitor fire activity.

Today, firefighters will continue line construction in the northern and southern perimeters of the fire, assisted by additional engine crews arriving today. Repairs to existing Forest Service road 9513 by a dozer will allow firefighters greater access to continue line construction and monitor the westward movement, keeping the fire within National Forest System lands.

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 4 engines

Values at Risk: None

Fuel Type:  Grass with open Piñon-Juniper

Size: Approximately 100 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:

PIO: Jeannette Dreadfulwater, 208-512-9445,

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