Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District- Lone Mountain Fire Update 6/3/2019

The Lone Mountain Fire perimeter comes off the 9023B road and extends north, northeast.

Incident Name – Lone Mountain Fire

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Size: 14 acres

Cause: Lightning

Date/Time Detected: May 26, 2019

Location: 6 miles north of White Oaks, NM.

Lat/Long: 33.80809, -105.7386

Legal Description: T6S, R12E, SESW Sec 1

Firefighting Resources: 1 Wildland Fire Module.

Fuel Type:  Pinon/Juniper, Grass, Ponderosa Pine

Values at Risk: Private lands to the east and south.

Fire Update: The Lone Mountain Fire grew slightly today by three acres, bringing the total number of acres burned to 14. The low-intensity fire is moving slowly through pinon-juniper, grass and ponderosa pines.

The Columbine Type-1 Wildland Fire Module team took command of the fire yesterday. Today, the team inspected the perimeter of the potential fire area and assessed the fire of future opportunities. Fire officials will continue with the plan to use this natural ignition to reduce the number of pinon/juniper trees, which in turn reduces the amount of fuel on the ground and creates the space for additional grass.

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: LoneMtFirePIOMap632019

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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