Lincoln National Forest, Crooked Creek Fire News Release, June 28, 2018

Alamogordo, NM (June 28, 2018) – At 6:00 PM last night, command of the Crooked Creek Fire on the Lincoln National Forest was transferred to a smaller Type IV organization consisting of 1 water tender, 5 engines, and 1 interagency hotshot crew overseen by an incident commander and support staff.

The fire is now 90% contained with full 100% containment expected in the near future. Final acreage is reported at 7082. There have been no injuries to firefighters or public reported at this time which achieves our first and highest goal in wildfire management.

Further downsizing of personnel is expected over the next few days as crews complete the tasks of mopping up any hot spots, assessing and repairing any damage done as a result of suppression operations, and preparing for rehabilitation actions.

The Lincoln National Forest remains in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. For more information go to the Forest website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/lincoln

This will be the final news release for the Crooked Creek Fire. Interested parties and media can contact the public information officer at 602-529-5924 for future updates. For up to date information from ongoing wildfires throughout the region go to New Mexico Fire Information at https://nmfireinfo.com/ and Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

Jurisdiction: Guadalupe Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest

Containment:  90%

Size: Approximately 7,082 acres

Cause:  Lightning

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

Location: Crooked Canyon

Lat/Long: 32 30.462, -105 1.590

Firefighting Resources:  60 total personnel

Values at Risk: None

Fuel Type:  Grass with open Piñon-Juniper

PIO: Bill Morse, 602-529-5924

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