Gila National Forest – Wagon Bed Fire, Black Range Ranger District

Location: north of Hermosa, NM, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 29, 2019
Cause: Lightning Vegetation: pinyon juniper mixed with grasses
Resources: 50 people Size: ~155 acres
Containment: 0% Incident Commander: transitioning to Type 3

Summary: The Wagon Bed Fire, is burning on National Forest System Lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Sierra County, New Mexico. The strategy for this fire is full suppression.

Smoke is visible from the town of Winston, Hermosa and Truth or Consequences, NM. Smoke from fire rises up and away during the daytime, but in the evening can pool down in canyons, drainages, and basis. 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 and Inciweb at

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