Gila National Forest – Reynolds Fire and Roaring Fire – Quemado Ranger District

Reynolds Fire

Location: West of Bill Lee Mesa, Quemado Ranger District

Start Date:  June 5, 2019          Size: ~28 acres             Cause: Lightning

Vegetation:  Continuous ponderosa pine

Resources:  Type 3 helicopter, Type 1 helicopter, one seven-person handcrew, two Type 6 engines,

Incident Commander: M. Burnham                               Strategy: Full suppression

 

Roaring Fire

Location: approximately ½ mile southwest of Bishop Peak

Start Date:  June 5, 2019          Size: ~17.5 acres          Cause: Lightning

Vegetation:  Continuous ponderosa pine

Resources:  two Type 6 engines, Gila IHC, Escondido Wildland Fire Module

Incident Commander: G. Castanon                             Strategy:  Confine and contain

 

Summary:

The Reynolds Fire and the Roaring Fire on burning on National Forest System lands on the Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest.

Smoke from fire rises up and away during the daytime, but in the evening smoke can pool back down in canyons, drainages, and basins. For information on air quality and protecting your health, and to find guidance on distances and visibility, please visit https://nmtracking.org/fire. Fire information can be found at nmfireinfo.com.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila or join the conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GilaNForest/ or follow us on Twitter @GilaNForest.

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