Gila National Forest: Ranch Fire Update for June 26, 2018

Acres: 370                                                                                    Start Date: June 21, 2018

Cause: Under Investigation                                                        Location: 4 miles north of Saliz Pass (Gila NF)

Containment: 75%                                                                     Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)

Total Personnel: 100

General Information: Navopache Electric Cooperative completed rebuilding the distribution line damaged in the Ranch Fire.

Fire Operations: Minimal fire behavior was observed yesterday. Crews will continue holding and mop up the entire fire perimeter.

US Highway 180 is open. Please use caution when traveling through the stretch of US Highway 180 affected by the fire. There will still be fire personnel utilizing the highway, along with the threat of rolling rock and debris.

Fire Safety/Closures:  The Gila National Forest is in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. Fire Danger is still rated as VERY HIGH.

Fire Information: Fire information can be found at and on Inciweb at  For information on the Gila National Forest, please visit or join the conversation on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @GilaNForest.

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