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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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Gila National Forest – Wagonbed Fire – July 2, 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: ~460 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: Matt Britt, ICT3, Colten […]

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Gila National Forest – Little Fire-July 1, 2019

    Location: 4-1/2 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Wilderness Ranger District Start Date:  June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, needle cast, and grass Resources: 0 Size: ~222 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: W. Oglesby, ICT4 Summary: The Little Fire, is burning on National Forest System Lands on the Wilderness […]

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Gila National Forest – Wagonbed Fire – July 1, 2019

Location: north of Hermosa, NM, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: pinyon juniper mixed with grasses Resources: Type 2 Initial Attack (IA) crew, one Hot Shot crew, two engines, seven smokejumpers, four helitack crew Size: ~322 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: Matt Britt, ICT3, Colten Moor, […]

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Gila National Forest – Wagon Bed Fire, Black Range Ranger District

Location: north of Hermosa, NM, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: pinyon juniper mixed with grasses Resources: 50 people Size: ~155 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: transitioning to Type 3 Summary: The Wagon Bed Fire, is burning on National Forest System Lands on the Black Range […]

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Gila National Forest – Three Fire Starts on Wilderness Ranger District

Black Fire Summary: The lightning-caused Black Fire is approximately five 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 vegetation is mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, grass understory, and […]

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Gila National Forest – Little Fire, Wilderness Ranger District

Little PIO 6-29 Location: 4-1/2 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Wilderness Ranger District Start Date:  June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, needle cast, and grass Resources: Size: ~8 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: W. Oglesby, ICT4 Summary: The Little Fire, is burning on National Forest System Lands on the Wilderness […]

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Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire– June 27, 2019

Truth or Consequences, NM, June 27, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District began the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire on Monday, June 24, 2019. The estimated project size is 7,200 acres on National Forest System lands and private property inholdings. The Black Range Ranger District has a long history of burning […]

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Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire – June 26, 2019

Truth or Consequences, NM, June 26, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District began the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire on Monday, June 24, 2019. The estimated project size is 7,200 acres on National Forest System lands and private property inholdings. The Black Range Ranger District has a long history of burning […]

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Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Project began Monday, June 24

The Black Range Ranger District successfully did a test fire this morning and will continue ignitions on the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Project. They began in Unit 3, and hope to burn 1,000 acres today. If conditions permit fire management officers will continue to Unit 2 on Tuesday and then to Unit 1. Smoke will […]

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Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Burn to begin June 24

Truth or Consequences, NM, June 19, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Black Range Ranger District is prepared and ready to implement the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Project, Units 1, 2, 3, weather permitting. The estimated project size is 7,200 acres on National Forest System lands and private property inholdings. The district is closely monitoring onsite fuel […]

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Gila National Forest – Spring Fire – June 12, 2019

Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District Start Date: June 5, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: ponderosa pine, pinyon juniper, grasslands, heavy dead and down from previous fires Resources: 1 Type 6 engine and a 10 person hand crew Size: 3,556 acres Containment: 100% Incident Commander: Clark & Verthein (trainee) Summary: The Spring Fire, is burning […]

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Gila National Forest – Spring Fire – June 11, 2019

Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District Start Date: June 5, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: ponderosa pine, pinyon juniper, grasslands, heavy dead and down from previous fires Resources: 1 Type 6 engine, 6 smoke jumpers, 10 person hand crew Size: 3,556 acres Containment: 90% Incident Commander: Gill Summary: The Spring Fire, is burning on National […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for Spring Fire 6/10/2019

Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District Start Date: June 5, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: ponderosa pine, pinyon juniper, grasslands, heavy dead and down from previous fires Resources: four Type 6 engines, 1 T2-IA crew, 6 smoke jumpers, 8 person hand crew Size: ~3,500 acres Containment: 40% Incident Commander: Watson Summary: The Spring Fire, is […]

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Gila National Forest – Elk Fire June 9, 2019 – Quemado Ranger District

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  June 6, 2019          Size: ~250 acres                       Cause: Lightning Vegetation:  Transitional moving up Mangas Mountain from pinyon juniper grasslands to ponderosa pine, to dry mixed conifer to wet mixed conifer with aspen. Resources:  One Type 3 helicopter, FS engine, Silver City IHC, Gila […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for June 9, 2019 – Spring Fire – Black Range Ranger District

  Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District Start Date: June 5, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: ponderosa pine, pinyon juniper, grasslands, heavy dead and down from previous fires Resources: four Type 6 engines, 1 T2-IA crew, 6 smoke jumpers Size: ~1,900 acres Containment: 30% Incident Commander: Watson Summary: The Spring Fire, at approximately 1,900 acres, […]

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Gila National Forest – Jordan Fire, Wilderness Ranger District

Location: south of Jordan Canyon, Wilderness Ranger District Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 6, 2019          Size: ~165 acres           Cause: Lightning Vegetation:  Pinyon-juniper with ponderosa pine in the adjacent drainages and grass. Fire Activity: Minimal activity Summary: The Jordan Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest. […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Elk Fire, Quemado Ranger District, June 8, 2019

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  June 6, 2019          Size: ~63 acres             Cause: Lightning Vegetation:  Transitional moving up Mangas Mountain from pinyon juniper grasslands to ponderosa pine, to dry mixed conifer to wet mixed conifer with aspen. Resources:  One Type 3 helicopter, one air tanker, Silver City IHC, […]

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