Gila National Forest – Little Fire-July 1, 2019



Location: 4-1/2 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Wilderness Ranger District Start Date:  June 29, 2019
Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, needle cast, and grass
Resources: 0 Size: ~222 acres
Containment: 0% Incident Commander: W. Oglesby, ICT4

Summary: The Little Fire, is burning on National Forest System Lands on the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Catron County, New Mexico. This fire is burning in a draw and moving in a west/northwest direction. The strategy for this fire is to monitor.

Smoke is visible from the Gila Visitor Center. 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 or on Inciweb at

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