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Gila National Forest – Fires on Wilderness Ranger District – Update for July 15, 2019

Rocky Fire The lightning-caused Rocky Fire is approximately 350 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness.  This fire is demonstrating low fire behavior with some growth to the north and west and remains east of Forest Road 150.   South Fire The lightning-caused South Fire remains at 3,060 acres, burning […]

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Gila National Forest – Rocky Fire & Skid Fire – Update for July 14, 2019

Rocky Fire Incident Start Date: July 8, 2019                       Cause: Lightning Acres: ~275                                                      Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Continue to scout and prepTrail #741, #74 and prep Forest Road 150. Incident Commander: A. James, ICT3   South Fire Incident Start Date: June 29, 2019                    Cause: Lightning Acres: ~2,800                                       […]

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Gila National Forest: Bear Fire & Skid Fire Update for July 14, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 700 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire behavior.  Crews continued to work on the western edge holding firing operations. Fire activity on the east side was minimal. Today’s plan […]

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Gila National Forest – Skid Fire and Air Reconnaissance Activity

Truth or Consequences, NM, July 13, 2019 – The Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Is managing the Skid Fire, which is in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness. The lightning-caused Skid Fire is approximately 100 acres. This fire was discovered on July 10. This fire is ½ mile south of Morgan Creek and will be […]

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Gila National Forest: Bear Fire & Skid Fire – Update for July 13, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 600 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire was reported on July 9 and is burning in Indian Peaks in an area that had prescribed fire last year. This fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Rocky Fire & South Fire – Update for July 13, 2019

Rocky Fire Incident Start Date: July 8, 2019                       Cause: Lightning Acres: ~175                                                      Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Continue to scout and prepTrail #741, #74 and prep Forest Road 150. Incident Commander: A. James, ICT3   South Fire Incident Start Date: June 29, 2019                    Cause: Lightning Acres: ~2,400                                       […]

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Gila National Forest – Rocky Fire & South Fire – Update for July 12, 2019

Rocky Fire Incident Start Date: July 8, 2019                       Cause: Lightning Acres: ~85                                                       Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Continue to scout Trail #741 and #74 to evaluate the necessity to prep and protect private property at Cooney and Terry Canyon. Incident Commander: A. James, ICT3 South Fire Incident […]

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Gila National Forest – Bear Fire & Skid Fire – Update for July 12, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 300 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire was reported on July 9 and is burning in Indian Peaks in an area that had prescribed fire last year. This fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Bear Fire & Skid Fire – Update for July 11, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 45 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire was reported on July 9 and is burning in Indian Peaks in an area that had prescribed fire last year. This fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Rocky Fire & South Fire – Update for July 11, 2019

Rocky Fire Incident Start Date: July 8, 2019                       Cause: Lightning Acres: ~16                                                       Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Continue to scout Trail #741 and #74 to evaluate the necessity to prep and protect private property at Cooney and Terry Canyon. Incident Commander: A. James, ICT3   South Fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Two Fires on Black Range Ranger District – July 10, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 7 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire was reported on July 9 and is burning in Indian Peaks that had prescribed fire last year. This fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire behavior.  One of […]

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Gila National Forest – Rocky Fire – Wilderness Ranger District

Incident Start Date: July 8, 2019                       Cause: Lightning Acres: ~25                                                       Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Scout Trail #741 and #74 to evaluate the necessity to prep and protect private property at Cooney and Terry Canyon. Incident Commander: A. James, ICT3 The lightning-caused Rocky Fire is approximately […]

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Gila NF: Multiple Fires in Wilderness areas – July 6, 2019

Black Fire The lightning-caused Black Fire is approximately 1,160 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Gila National Forest. This fire is approximately 20 miles northeast of Mimbres near the Black Canyon and in very steep and rugged terrain. This fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire behavior.    Little […]

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Gila National Forest – South Fire Update for July 6, 2019

Incident Start Date: June 29, 2019                    Cause: Lightning Acres: ~1,682                                                   Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Monitor via lookouts and aerial reconnaissance Incident Commander: A. James, ICT3  Summary:  The lightning-caused South Fire is approximately 1,680 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, […]

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Gila National Forest: South Fire – Aldo Leopold Wilderness – July 5, 2019

Incident Start Date: June 29, 2019                    Cause: Lightning Acres: ~800                                                      Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Monitor via lookouts and aerial reconnaissance Incident Commander: T. James, ICT3  Summary: The lightning-caused South Fire is approximately 800 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Gila National […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Wilderness Fires, July 4, 2019

PIO Black & South 7-4PIO Woodrow & Little 7-4 Black Fire The lightning-caused Black Fire is approximately 530 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Gila National Forest. This fire is approximately 20 miles northeast of Mimbres near the Black Canyon and in very steep and rugged terrain. This fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Wagonbed Fire – July 4, 2019

Wagonbed Fire – July 4, 2019  Location: 12 miles south of Winston, NM, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: pinyon juniper mixed with grasses Resources: two Type 2 Initial Attack (IA) crews, four Hot Shot crews, two FS engines, seven smokejumpers Size: ~445 acres Containment: 40% […]

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Gila National Forest – Evening Update on Black Fire – July 3, 2019, @ 7:30 p.m.

The lightning-caused Black Fire is approximately 150 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Gila National Forest. This fire is approximately 20 miles northeast of Mimbres near the Black Canyon and in very steep and rugged terrain. The temperatures this afternoon reached into the mid-90’s with lower relative humidity. The […]

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Gila National Forest – Multiple Fires on Wilderness Ranger District – July 3, 2019

Black Fire The lightning-caused Black Fire is approximately 150 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Gila National Forest. This fire is approximately 20 miles northeast of Mimbres near the Black Canyon and in very steep and rugged terrain. Little Fire The lightning-caused Little Fire is approximately 250 acres, burning […]

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Gila National Forest – Wagonbed Fire – July 3, 2019

Location: 12 miles south of Winston, NM, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: pinyon juniper mixed with grasses Resources: two Type 2 Initial Attack (IA) crews, four Hot Shot crews, two FS engines, seven smokejumpers Size: ~445 acres Containment: 80% Incident Commander: Matt Britt, ICT3, Colten […]

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