Gila National Forest – Fire Update – Tadpole Fire July 1, 2020

Location:  5 miles north of Pinos Altos, NM

Start Date:  June 06, 2020            Cause:  Lightning             Size:  ~ 11,159 acres

Vegetation:  Trees and Brush                                             Containment: 70%

Strategy/Summary: The southern end of the Tadpole Fire remains active with smoldering fire behavior. Fire crews are working in close coordination with a helicopter equipped with a bucket of water to cool hotspots near the fire line. Fire crews are closely monitoring the lines in Wilson Canyon. They continue to patrol the lines looking for hotspots. Road work continues on Highway 15. Rehabilitation efforts are occurring to minimize impacts of fire suppression efforts on the land.  

Weather: Moisture will gradually increase to bring min RH values above critical levels into the upper teens for Wednesday.

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