Lincoln National Forest – Crooked Creek Fire Update

Incident Name – Crooked Creek fire

06/19/2018 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. Fire activity is minimal and burning within the current perimeter with some smoldering, creeping and backing through brush and grass. No additional growth was recorded yesterday.

Yesterday, ground resources, which includes one Hotshot crew and five engine modules, completed fire line construction along the 321A road. In the southeast corner of the fire, crews constructed fire line and completed the portion that connects to the drainage bottom.

Today, firefighters will continue line construction in the northern and southern perimeters of the fire, and monitor fire activity and growth. Dozer work along existing Forest Service road 9513 will continue and allow firefighters greater access to monitor the westward movement, keeping the fire within National Forest System lands.

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. 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 5 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:  https://nmtracking.org/fire

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

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