Carson National Forest- Gurule Fire – June 24, 2019 Final 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

Vegetation: Mixed conifer

Resources: 2 engines

Current Status: Low to moderate fire behavior is expected to remain well within the interior of the containment lines.  Firefighters will continue to patrol and monitor containment lines around the perimeter of the fire.

This will be the final update for the Gurule Fire from the Incident Management Team. The Gurule Fire will transition from the Type 3 Organization to a lower complexity Type 4 Organization tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m.  The Carson National Forest will provide additional information if significant activity occurs.

Incident Commander Jamie Long, on behalf of his entire team, would like to extend sincere thanks for the cooperation, patience, and gracious welcome we experienced in your communities while assigned to this wildfire.

If you have any questions please contact the El Rito Ranger District at, 575-581-4554.


        Photo exhibiting low to moderate fire effects creating a mosaic pattern- June 23, 2019.

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