Gila National Forest – Spring Fire – June 11, 2019

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: 1 Type 6 engine, 6 smoke jumpers, 10 person hand crew Size: 3,556 acres
Containment: 90% Incident Commander: Gill


The Spring Fire, 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.  A transfer of command took place yesterday morning; Incident Commander Trainee Gill is in charge of the fire.

Smoke is anticipated to be minimal today due to yesterday’s higher humidity, but small pockets of interior fuel are expected to continue to burn for the next few days.  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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