Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District- Lone Mountain Fire Update 5/30/2019

Incident Name – Lone Mountain Fire

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Size: 9 acres

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, Grass, Ponderosa Pine.

Values at Risk: Private lands to the east

Fire Update: The Lone Mountain Fire is now estimated at 9 acres. All fire operations were normal for the day. Fire behavior was low throughout the day. Crews will continue to monitor the fire. For more information previously published on the Lone Mountain Fire see our previous posts:

Currently, smoke impacts are limited; however, smoke may become visible from Carrizozo, White Oaks, and surrounding areas. For more information on air quality and health impacts from smoke, please visit the New Mexico Department of Health website at

Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority during a wildfire.

Fire Map: LoneMountainPIOFireMap_May 27 2019_NMLNF

Another Lone Mountain Fire update will be posted if there is a significant change to the fire.

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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