Gila National Forest – Update for June 9, 2019 – 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: four Type 6 engines, 1 T2-IA crew, 6 smoke jumpers Size: ~1,900 acres
Containment: 30% Incident Commander: Watson

Summary:

The Spring Fire, at approximately 1,900 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.  Significant smoke is anticipated for today and likely tomorrow as the fire continues to burn.  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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