Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District- Lone Mountain Fire Update 5/27/2019, 8 pm

Incident Name – Lone Mountain Fire

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Size: 5 acres

Containment: 0%

Cause: Lightning

Date/Time Detected: May 26, 2019

Location: 6 miles north of White Oaks, NM. North of Hogback Ridge.

Lat/Long: 33.80809, -105.7386

Legal Description: T6S, R12E, SESW Sec 1

Firefighting Resources: 1 Incident Hotshot Crew, 1 Type-6 Engine

Fuel Type:  Pinon/Juniper with Grass

Values at Risk: Private inholdings to the east

Fire Update: Fire officials responded today to the Lone Mountain Fire which is about 6 miles north of White Oaks, NM near Hogback Ridge on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest. The fire is currently 5 acres and 0% contained. Fire behavior is being described as low intensity with flames creeping and smoldering with intermitted torching. Fire officials are considering a confine-and-contain approach to this lightning-caused fire to achieve multiple objectives on the landscape including reducing hazardous fuel loading and improved forage conditions. There are currently about 30 personnel assigned to the fire. Smoke may be visible from White Oaks and Carrizozo, NM.

Fire Map: LoneMountainPIOFireMap_May 27 2019_NMLNF

You can expect another post on the Lone Mountain Fire tomorrow morning.

Please visit the NM Department of Health’s smoke page for information on protecting your health during fires and on smoky days.

PIO: Laura Rabon, 575-434-7290

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