Gila National Forest – Update for Good Fire for June 21, 2020 – Wilderness Ranger District

Map_Good PIO June 21

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

Start Date:  June 6, 2020               Size:  ~ 11,360 acres                        Cause: Lightning

Vegetation:  Pinyon Juniper        Containment: 50%

Current Information:  This lightning-caused fire had a recent reconnaissance flight and was GPS-ed at 11,360 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. There is some fire backing down into Little Creek on the northwest corner of the fire, which is being monitored by district wildland firefighters. The fire growth continues 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 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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