Update on Good Fire and Turkey Fire June 8, 2020 – Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District

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Good Fire

Location: in Blood Good Canyon, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest

Start Date:  June 6, 2020       Size:  ~ 630 acres                  Cause: Lightning

Vegetation:  Pinyon Juniper

Resources:  eight smokejumpers 

Turkey Fire

Location:  northeast of Brushy Mountain, Wilderness RD, Gila National Forest

Start Date: June 6, 2020        Size:  ~500 acres                   Cause:  Lightning

Vegetation:  Pinyon Juniper

Resources:   Lewis and Clark IHC

Strategy:

Good Fire strategy includes direct and indirect line construction, hot spotting and cold trailing to minimize growth on the eastern flank of the fire. On the southern and western flanks fire will naturally move into drainages and continue to be a confine and containment strategy. Inciweb information:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6739/.

Turkey Fire strategy includes direct and indirect line construction, hot spotting, and cold trailing to minimize perimeter growth and the focus is to keep the fire south of Little Creek. Inciweb information:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6740/.

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 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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