Two Fires – Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District

 Turkey Fire

Location:  northeast of Brushy Mountain, Wilderness RD

Start Date: June 6, 2020        Size:  ~27 acres                     Cause:  Lightning

Vegetation:  Pinyon Juniper

Resources:   eight smokejumpers and two helitack crew

Good Fire

Location: in Blood Good Canyon, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM

Start Date:  June 6, 2020       Size:  ~ 35 acres                    Cause: Lightning

Vegetation:  Pinyon Juniper

Summary:  The Turkey Fire and the Good Fire are burning on National Forest System Lands, on the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest.  The Good Fire is in steep, rugged and rocky terrain in the canyon and currently cannot be staffed due to safety concerns for the wildland firefighters. Objectives for both fires are to protect public and wildland firefighter safety. The strategy is full suppression, with confine and containment.

Smoke from fire rises up and away during the daytime, but in the evenings, smoke can pool back down in canyons, drainages, and basins.  Overnight smoke has settled in the Mimbres Valley. 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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