Lincoln National Forest Final Cherry Fire Update July 23, 2020

Final Update on the Cherry Fire: July 23, 2020

Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls.
Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″W
Size: 48 acres
Cause: Lightning
Date Detected: July 16, 2020

Fire Update: Yesterday and the day prior, the fire received steady precipitation for over an hour, greatly lessening fire activity. Crews will remain on scene today and will begin demobilizing tomorrow. The incident will be transitioned to a Type 5 Incident Commander tomorrow and will continue to be periodically monitored in the oncoming days, although the fire perimeter is not expected to grow. No structures have been threatened. The Cherry Fire was started by lightning on July 16, 2020 on the Sacramento Ranger District, approximately 7.5 miles from High Rolls, New Mexico. It has consumed 48 acres. Calm winds, periodic moisture, and high humidity levels resulted in a low-intensity fire throughout the duration of the incident. Light smoke may continue to be seen over the next few days from Alamogordo, High Rolls, Karr Canyon and Alamo Peak.
We would like to thank the public for your cooperation and support on this fire. This will be the final update for the Cherry Fire unless there is significant change.

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