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Gila National Forest – Final Update on Buzzard Fire, June 28, 2018

Acres: 50, 296                                                                              Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 90%                                                                      Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 109  General Information:  Apache Creek Campground is open, all other closures regarding the Buzzard fire remain the same. The Buzzard Fire will be transitioning from the […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire Update for June 27, 2018

Acres: 50, 296                                                                              Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 89%                                                                      Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 109  General Information:  Apache Creek Campground is open, all other closures regarding the Buzzard fire remain the same. The Buzzard Fire will be transitioning from the […]

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Gila National Forest: Ranch Fire Update for June 26, 2018

Acres: 370                                                                                    Start Date: June 21, 2018 Cause: Under Investigation                                                        Location: 4 miles north of Saliz Pass (Gila NF) Containment: 75%                                                                     Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 100 General Information: Navopache Electric Cooperative completed rebuilding the distribution line damaged in the Ranch Fire. Fire Operations: Minimal fire behavior was observed yesterday. […]

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Gila National Forest: Buzzard Fire Update for June 26, 2018

Acres: 50, 296                                                                              Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 87%                                                                      Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 109  General Information:  Apache Creek Campground is open, all other closures regarding the Buzzard fire remain the same. The Buzzard Fire will be transitioning from the […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Buzzard Fire for June 25, 2018

Acres: 50, 296                                                                                      Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 85%                                                                              Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 109  General Information:  Apache Creek Campground is open, all other closures regarding the Buzzard fire remain the same. Fire Operations: Minimal fire behavior has been observed, […]

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Gila National Forest – Ranch Fire Update June 25, 2018

Acres: 370                                                                                             Start Date: June 21, 2018 Cause: Under Investigation Location: 4 miles north of Saliz Pass (Gila NF) Containment: 75%                                                                              Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 102 General Information: Ranch Fire transitioned to a Type 4 organization. Several of the resources demobilizing will remain at the Luna Work Center for […]

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Gila National Forest – Ranch Fire Update for June 22, 2018

Acres: ~400                                                                                  Start Date: June 21, 2018 Cause: Under Investigation                                                        Location: 4 miles north of Saliz Pass (Gila NF) Containment: 0                                                                          Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 170 General Information: On Thursday, June 21 a structure fire was reported northeast of Saliz Pass. The fire crossed US Highway 180 and impacted […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Buzzard Fire for June 22, 2018

Acres: 49,449                                                                               Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 82%                                                                      Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 140  General Information: On Wednesday, June 19 a transfer of command to the Type 3 team occurred. The Type 3 Incident Commander is Scott Jones, with Marcus […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Ranch Fire, June 21, 2018 @ 9:30 p.m.

The Ranch Fire was reported at approximately 3:15 p.m. on June 21, and appears to have begun north of Saliz Pass. The fire is approximately 300-400 acres and is now on the west side of US Hwy 180. Retardant drops earlier in the evening were very effective in protecting the Tucson Electric Power (TEP) line […]

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Gila National Forest – Ranch Fire

The Ranch Fire was reported at approximately 3: 15 p.m. on June 21 and appears to have began north of Saliz Pass. The fire is approximately 10-20 acres and has crossed US Hwy 180.  U.S. Hwy 180 is closed at Mule Creek and all the way to Reserve NM Hwy 12. Cottonwood Campground has been closed. […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Buzzard Fire for June 21, 2018

Acres: 48,170                                                                               Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 82%                                                                      Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 140  General Information: On Wednesday, June 19 a transfer of command to the Type 3 team occurred. The Type 3 Incident Commander is Scott Jones, with Marcus […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire Update for June 20, 2018

Acres: 47,370                                                                               Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 82%                                                                      Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 120  General Information: On Wednesday, June 19 a transfer of command to the Type 3 team occurred. The Type 3 Incident Commander is Scott Jones, with Marcus […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire Update for June 18, 2018

Command of Buzzard Fire Transfers to Local Type 3 Team on Wednesday June 18, 2018 Daily Update This will be the last update from the Gila Las Cruces Type 3 Team   Acres: 47,370                                                                Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                       Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 82%                                                         Fuels: Timber (litter, […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire Update for June 17, 2018

Firefighters Face Warmer and Drier Weather on Sunday June 17, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 47,370                                                                Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                       Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 74%                                                         Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 254                                                                 General Information:  Light showers, increased humidity and cooler temperatures put a damper […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire – Update for June 16, 2018

Cooler Temperatures and Higher Humidity Have Decreased Fire Activity June 16, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 47,370                                                                Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                       Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 74%                                                         Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 274                                                                   General Information: More moisture continues to move over the fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Buzzard Fire for June 15, 2018

Fire Suppression Repair Begins on Southwest Side of Buzzard Fire June 15, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 45,151                                                                 Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 74%                                                         Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 362                                                                  General Information: Trace amounts of rain and higher relative humidity […]

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Gila National Forest – Final Update for Willow Fire, June 15, 2018

Acres: 574 acres                                                           Percent Containment: 0% Start Date: June 10, 2018, 2:10pm                                Cause: Lightning Jurisdiction: Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest Origin Location: 6 miles east of Mogollon, NM            Fuels: Timber (Litter and Understory) Resources: 56 personnel This will be the final update unless significant fire activity occurs. General Information: […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Buzzard Fire for June 14, 2018

Increased Smoke Due to Firing Operations June 14, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 44,402                                                                             Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                              Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 74%                                                                     Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 384                                                                    General Information: As control lines were connected and completed on the southwest side […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Willow Fire for June 14, 2018

Willow Fire Update for Thursday, June 14, 2018 Acres: 574 acres                                                           Percent Containment: 0% Start Date: June 10, 2018, 2:10pm                                Cause: Lightning Jurisdiction: Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest Origin Location: 6 miles east of Mogollon, NM            Fuels: Timber (Litter and Understory) Resources: 56 personnel General Information: The Willow Fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Willow Fire for June 13, 2018

Location: 6 miles east of Mogollon, NM, Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 10, 2018 Cause:  Lightning Vegetation: Heavy dead and down mixed conifer, ponderosa pine;  and in burn scar from 2012 Whitewater-Baldy Complex Resources: 1 IHC crew, 1 Wildfire Use Module, 1 Initial Attack crew, 1 Type 3 helicopter Size:  ~ […]

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