Gila National Forest – Update on Good Fire for June 18, 2020 – Wilderness Ranger District

Location: between Blood Canyon and Brushy Mountain, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest

Start Date:  June 6, 2020               Size:  ~ 10,275 acres                        Cause: Lightning

Vegetation:  Pinyon Juniper        Containment: 50%

Current Information:  This lightning-caused fire had a reconnaissance flight this a.m. and was GPS-ed at 10,275 acres. Wind and heat have caused the fire to grow. There is minimal fire behavior on the ground, with no isolated or single tree torching. The fire growth is towards the south/southwest in the direction of Brushy Mountain. 

Strategy:   The fire is in monitor status by the Wilderness RD and the Black Mountain Lookout until the onset of the monsoon season.

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 https://nmtracking.org/fire. Fire information can be found at nmfireinfo.com.  Inciweb information:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6739/.

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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