Gila National Forest – Update Tadpole Fire for June 26, 2020

Location: 12 miles north of Silver City Start Date: June 6, 2020
Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 89
Containment: 45% Size: 11,089 acres
Vegetation: Timber with grass understory, brush, and chaparral
Incident Commander: Marcus Cornwell, ICT3
SUMMARY: The Tadpole Fire, was ignited by lightning and reported on June 6. The fire increased by 100 acres yesterday to 11,089 acres and is 45% contained. The fire started on the southwest portion of Tadpole Ridge, on the Gila National Forest. The fire is burning in timber with grass understory, brush, and chaparral.
Crews continued with direct line opportunities in Wilson canyon to stop southern spread towards Bear creek. The fire continued to slowly back down into Wilson Creek. Aerial ignitions were used in Wilson Creek to moderate fire behavior in timber. The fire continues to slow or stop in rock barriers or light fuels. One crew was inserted on the west side of the fire to continue suppression actions as the fire backs into lighter fuels.
WEATHER: Generally dry conditions will continue through Friday with any thunderstorm remaining over the Blacks and eastward. Moisture returns tonight will likely not be as far west and recoveries not as good. Winds during the day will be westerly, but at night become light.
News Release
Media Contact: Mark Thibideau
(530) 925-1642
Forest Service
Gila National Forest
3005 E Camino Del Bosque
Silver City, NM 88061
(575) 388-8201

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