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Fire update – Lewis Prescribed Fire

The Lewis Prescribed Fire on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest was postponed after a foot of snow fell in areas across the forest. Instead, fire managers are turning their attention to pile burning and ignitions are underway today on the Jim Lewis debris piles, 11 miles southwest of Weed. Ignitions may […]

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Sacramento Ranger District plans to implement the Lewis Prescribed fire

CLOUDCROFT, NM, Nov. 23, 2022 – Fire managers on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest are preparing to implement one of the prescribed fires planned across the forest this fall and winter. Ignitions on the Lewis Prescribed Fire could begin as early as Monday, Nov. 28, and continue through Thursday, Dec. 1 […]

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Post-fire Roundup

USFS Southwest Region | September 20, 2022 Punky Moore, sandra.moore2@usda.gov This roundup is intended to keep you informed about the progress that is being made on the National Forest Systems land affected by wildfires in 2022.  The primary Federal responsibilities for the recovery on National Forest System lands lie with the USDA Forest Service (FS) and for […]

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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 […]

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Los bomberos hacen buen progreso en el incendio Skates

Silver City, NM – 12 de junio de 2022 – Se ha frenado el avance del incendio y los bomberos están realizando un buen progreso en reforzar la línea de contención alrededor del incendio Skates ubicado como a 15 millas al noreste de Silver City en el Bosque Nacional de Gila. El incendio comenzó mediante […]

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Firefighters make good progress on Skates Fire

SILVER CITY, NM – June 12, 2022— Forward progress is stopped, and firefighters are making good progress reinforcing the containment line around the Skates Fire about 15 miles northeast of Silver City on the Gila National Forest. The fire started by lightning on June 10.  The incident is being managed by a Type 3 organization […]

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Skates Fire, Continental Divide Trail reroute

Due to fire activity, hikers will need to reroute their trip on the CDT at  Township 16 S, Range 13 W, Section 13. This is where FS 855 intersects thereby allowing people to reroute via the road to the north and west or Trail 100 Allie Canyon to the east. Map is posted on InciWeb: […]

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Adam Fire, Gila National Forest

The Adam Fire started June 9. It is lightning-caused, 20 air miles southeast of Reserve, NM, and is estimated 225 acres. The fire is lined with no forward progression at this time. Around 70 personnel are working to suppress the fire.

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New fire starts on Gila National Forest

SILVER CITY, NM – June 11, 2022— Firefighters and aircraft are currently working to suppress the Skates Fire on the Gila National Forest about 13 miles northeast of Silver City. It is estimated under 100 acres and spreading to the east.  The Signal Peak Lookout reported the fire on Friday at 4:11 p.m. The incident […]

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Gila National Forest – Area 74 Prescribed Fire completed

Fire crews have completed the Area 74 Prescribed Fire on the Black Range Ranger District with 9,400 acres accomplished. Personnel are patrolling the project while fuels continue to smolder until consumed.

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Gila National Forest – Turkey Fire Update

After today’s flight, the Turkey Fire is estimated at 1,682 acres in the Gila Wilderness. http://www.tinyurl.com/j576jjo

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Gila National Forest – New fire in Gila Wilderness

The Turkey Fire was detected in the Gila Wilderness on June 5. It is estimated at 107 acres and situated within the management area that has been identified for the McKenna Fire. The Turkey Fire is being managed to remove hazardous fuels and reduce the severity of future wildfires. This strategy is meant to minimize […]

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Gila National Forest – Area 74 Prescribed Fire

Ignitions began Tuesday on he Area 74 Prescribed Fire on the Black Range Ranger District. http://www.tinyurl.com/jg9xe4

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Gila National Forest – Mule Fire

Gila NF fire crews are taking suppression actions on the Mule Fire, located 13 miles SW of Glenwood, estimated at four acres. http://tinyurl.com/zlqd9ko

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Gila National Forest – Spur Fire 1,512 acres

The Spur Fire is estimated at 1,512 acres with 133 personnel assigned. Tues plan is to ignite along Road 49 south to the Wilson Fire scar to secure the eastern boundary of the management area. See more info on Inciweb http://tinyurl.com/hrn7qxv

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Gila National Forest – Spur Fire Update 8:00 am

Aerial mapping Sunday shows the Spur Fire at 1,021 acres. Planned ignitions completed Sunday to secure west perimeter and prevent fire from spreading toward grazing lands and private property. http://tinyurl.com/jmhl72b

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Gila National Forest – Spur Fire Update 5/29/16

No new growth on Spur Fire on Quemado Ranger District. Potential operations for Sunday include securing the west side of the fire by igniting from Dillon Mtn to Road 3020 if appropriate conditions exist. Today’s update: http://tinyurl.com/jkfdshj

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Gila National Forest – Spur Fire Update

No new growth on the Spur Fire on the Quemado Ranger District, fire remains at 815 acres. Today’s update http://tinyurl.com/h8zt42l

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Gila National Forest – Spur Fire Update

The Spur Fire on the Quemado Ranger District has grown to 815 acres. Today’s update http://tinyurl.com/hr7j85g

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