Gila National Forest – Update on Spring Fire, Black Range Ranger District

Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District Start Date: June 5, 2019
Cause: Lightning Vegetation: ponderosa pine, pinyon juniper, grasslands, heavy dead and down from previous fires
Resources: one Type 6 FS engine Size: ~150 acres
Containment: 5% Incident Commander: Watson


The Spring Fire, at approximately 150 acres, is burning on National Forest System lands in Sierra County, New Mexico. This fire is burning in an area that has had both natural and prescribed fire. The values include multiple historic structures, private lands, wildlife, and fencing. The strategy for this fire is confine and contain.

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 Fire information can be found at  or on Inciweb at

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