Lincoln National Forest- Sacramento Ranger District- Telephone Fire

Incident Name – Telephone Fire

Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District

Size: 0.23

Cause: Lightning

Date/Time Detected: July 1, 2019, 3:40pm

Location: Near Upper Rio Penasco Rd and Telephone Canyon. 13 miles from Cloudcroft, NM

Lat/Long: Example: 32°48’58.79″N 105°45’44.27″W

Legal Description: T17S, R12E, SWNW Sec 19

Firefighting Resources: 2 engines and 1 hotshot crew

Fuel Type: Mixed Conifer

Fire Update: Crews are responding to a smoke report on the ridge south of Upper Rio Penasco Rd near Telephone Canyon on the Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District. The fire is approximately 0.23 acres. Two engines and one incident hotshot crew are on scene. The fire was started by lightning.

Please visit the NM Department of Health’s smoke page for information on protecting your health during fires and on smoky days:  https://nmtracking.org/fire.

PIO: Laura Rabon, 575-434-7290 laura.rabon@usda.gov

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