Gila National Forest – Two lightning-caused fires on Black Range Ranger District

Adobe Fire

The lightning-caused Adobe Fire, reported yesterday, is approximately 25-30 acre, burning on National Forest System lands, Sierra County, NM. This fire lies just east of the private property, Los Adobe Ranch; and three miles south of an El Paso Electric powerline. It is burning in grass and ponderosa pine. This fire is visible from Winston, NM. With predicted weather, values, fire growth potential a decision has been made to manage this fire and allow fire to play its natural role on the landscape.

Antelope Fire

The lightning-caused Antelope Fire was reported today, is approximately 25 acres, burning on National Forest System lands, Sierra County, NM. This fire lies just east of Hermosa, NM, burning in grass and pinyon/juniper. This fire is being scouted for containment and suppression opportunities.

In the evening hours, the fires will appear both larger and closer than it is due to the inability to reference its size to any physical landmarks.

Smoke from fire rises during the daytime, but in the evening can pool down in canyons, drainages, and basins. For information on air quality and protecting your health, and to find guidance on distances and visibility, please visit https://nmtracking.org/fire. Fire information can be found at nmfireinfo.com.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/gila or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

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