Gila NF: Final Update on Bullard Fire

Location: western side of Burros Mountains, in Park Canyon and Kelly Chimney Canyon, Grant County, NM

Start Date: June 20, 2021        Size: ~633 acres               Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Pinyon Juniper and grass                               Total Personnel: 6          

Containment: 65%

Resources:  1 Type 6 engine  

Summary:  The strategy for this fire was full suppression with a confine and contain strategy, to protect the private inholdings along the Redrock Road, and limit impacts to range infrastructure.  The incident has transitioned back to the Type 4 Incident Command Team and will be in patrol status. No further updates will be sent out unless significant changes occur.

Objectives : Provide for public and firefighter safety.  Protect private inholdings and range infrastructure.

Announcement: If you visit the Gila National Forest, remember that fire danger is very high and Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect. For detailed information, visit

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