Lincoln National Forest- Sacramento Ranger District- Telephone Fire Update

This will be the last post on the Telephone Fire, unless there is a significant change in fire activity.

Incident Name – Telephone Fire

Jurisdiction: Sacramento Ranger District

Size: 0.25

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 immediately responded to a smoke report south of Upper Rio Penasco Road on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest. They located a 0.25 acre fire near Telephone Canyon, which was started by lightning from recent thunderstorms. Two engines and one hotshot crew are on scene at the fire. The fire is located about 13 miles south of Cloudcroft and 1.7 miles northeast of Bluff Springs Recreation Area. Crews are actively suppressing the fire, which is smoldering close to the ground under mixed conifer trees. The Lincoln National Forest urges anyone visiting the area this holiday weekend to exert caution and be aware of extra firefighter personnel and vehicles along roads and trails.

Smoke Conditions: Smoke may be visible from Cloudcroft, Sunspot, along Sunspot Highway and in the Bluff Springs area.

Closures and Restrictions: None at this time.

PIO: Laura Rabon, 575-434-7290

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