Gila National Forest: Gordon Fire, Reserve Ranger District

Gordon Fire

Location:  two miles south of Rancho Grande Subdivision, Reserve Ranger District, Catron County, NM

Start Date: May 7, 2020                 Size:  ~ 10-12 acres            Cause:  Under investigation

Vegetation:  Ponderosa Pine

Resources:  Gila Interagency Hot Shot Crew (IHC), FS Engines – E661 and 662, one Type 1 helicopter, one lead plane/air attack module, two large air tanker, one very large air tanker (VLAT).

Summary:  The Gordon Fire Is burning on National Forest System lands on the Reserve Ranger District, Gila National Forest.  The strategy for this fire is full suppression. There is a moderate potential for spread. Objectives include protecting and minimizing the impact of fire on high values at risk which includes; wildland firefighter and public safety, and infrastructure associated with private land.

Smoke from fire rises up and away during the daytime, but in the evenings, smoke can pool back 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 Fire information can be found at

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