Gila National Forest: McMillan Fire – Silver City Ranger District

Location:  Northwest of McMillan Campground, Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest

Start Date:  August 4, 2020                          Cause:  Lightning                             Size:  ~1 acre

Vegetation:  Mixed conifer                         Resources:  Silver City RD engines have responded

Summary:  The McMillan Fire is burning northwest of McMillan Campground, approximately one mile below Signal Peak between the campground and the Signal Peak Lookout Tower. This fire is in steep and hard to access terrain, the area has had over five inches of rain at the tower, so fire behavior is expected to be low. The strategy for this fire is full suppression and the perimeter is expected to be contained today.


The McMillan Fire has some limited white smoke from large logs burning in the interior of the fire.  All other smoke in the area is from wildfires in Arizona. Smoke from fire rises during the daytime, but in the evening can pool down in canyons, drainages, and basins. For information on air quality and protecting your health, and to find guidance on distances and visibility please visit Fire information can be found at NM Fire Info.


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