Gila National Forest – Fire Update – Tadpole Fire – July 4, 2020

Location:  5 miles north of Pinos Altos, NM                       Size:  ~ 11,159 acres

Start Date:  June 06, 2020                                                  Cause:  Lightning           

Vegetation:  Trees and Brush                                                     Containment: 70%

Strategy/Summary:   The Tadpole Fire has not advanced in the last few days. Interior smokes are being monitored by fire crews. Crews continue to monitor fire lines and check for hotspots. Highway 15 has been reopened. When traveling for the holiday weekend use caution at all times. Fire crews and apparatus will be present throughout the holiday weekend.  For public safety the fire area closure remains in effect.  

Weather: Warm and dry conditions are predicted for the fire area. Minimum relative humidity will be in the teens along and west of the river while 20s are expected east on Saturday. Relative humidity will fall into the teen’s area wide for the lowlands Sunday. Winds will be generally in the 5-15 mph range.

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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