Carson NF- Gurule Fire – June 21, 2019 Daily Update

Gurule Fire – June 21, 2019 Daily Update

Size: 2,360 acres

Date detected: Friday, June 7

Cause: Lightning

Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, west of El Rito Canyon, T26N R6E Section 11

Growth Potential: low to moderate

Vegetation: Mixed conifer

Resources: 4 engines, 1 crew, 1 Type 3 helicopter, 65 personnel

Current status: The fire increased significantly in acres due to successful firing operations yesterday. Firefighters implemented aerial and ground firing operations to mimic a natural fire used to reduce fuels, improve rangelands, wildlife habitat-and-forest health, and protect watershed-and-cultural resources. If weather and fuel conditions permit, crews will continue firing operations to clean up unburned interior pockets of fuel. The forest’s first priority is always firefighter and public safety.

Advisories: Smoke may be visible from the communities of Abiquiu, Canjilon, Cañon Plaza, Vallecitos, La Madera, and El Rito, Tres Piedras and may continue to show for several days. Smoke may settle into lower elevations and in drainage areas during the evenings but should lift by mid-morning.

Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with heart or respiratory problems are encouraged to take precautionary measures. For information on air quality and protecting your health, please visit For information on the *HEPA filter loan program, go to or contact 575-224-6338 to check out a HEPA filter.

A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place over the fire. Unauthorized use of unmanned aircraft (also known as “drones”) in a fire area endangers the lives of pilots and firefighters and is strictly forbidden. Never fly unmanned aircraft over or near a wildfire whether there is a TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) in effect or not. Visit and Know Before You Go for more information on drones and wildfires.

Public Line: (575) 224-6338 (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

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