Firefighters reach 80% containment on Skates Fire

SILVER CITY, NM – June 12, 2022— A well-coordinated interagency response has resulted in firefighters reaching 80% containment on the Skates Fire and full containment of the Adam and the Signal fires on the Gila National Forest. Over the coming days, firefighters will continue their efforts to reinforce and secure containment lines and extinguish, or mop up, smoldering vegetation within the perimeter.

  • The Skates Fire started June 11 about 15 miles northeast of Silver City and is 80% contained at 111 acres.  
  • The Adam Fire emerged June 10 southeast of Reserve and is contained at 225 acres.
  • The Signal Fire started Sunday and was quickly contained at approximately one acre near Signal Peak.

The hot, dry weather is forecast to continue for the next couple of days with temperatures in the high 80s and humidity from 10 to 15%.

Residents and visitors with questions can call 530-640-1168. Gila National Forest website, Facebook and nmfireinfo.


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