Gila National Forest – Update on Cub Fire for July 20, 2020 – Wilderness Ranger District

2020-07-19-Cub Fire-Outlook

Fire Information Line: (575) 519-4312



Size: 23,216                            Containment: 82%                            Cause: Lightning

Location: 3 miles northeast of Mogollon Baldy Lookout                            

Total Personnel:  48 personnel on the fire including two type 2 Initial Attack hand crews, one type 1 helicopter and one type 3 helicopter 

This will be the final update from The Gila/Las Cruces Type 3 Incident Management Team for the Cub Fire.  The team will be returning the management of the Cub Fire to the Gila National Forest at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

Due to increased lightning and rain over the fire yesterday afternoon, all fire crews were staged at the Willow Creek spike camp. Crews remain available to respond to any new fires.

“We have appreciated the high level of coordination and communication between the cooperating agencies” stated Acting Wilderness District Ranger, Ericka Luna

The Incident Management Team would like to thank the residents of Grant and Catron Counties,   all our cooperators and supporting agencies including New Mexico State Forestry, New Mexico Game and Fish, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grant and Catron counties, the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the Mora National Fish Hatchery, the Gila Cliff Dwellings, Elected Officials, Sierra and Grant Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Natural Resource Conservation Service Team 7.

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