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Gila National Forest – Owl Fire Update for July 7, 2018

Low to moderate fire growth due to high overnight recoveries. Acres: ~4,500                                                                          Start Date: June 30, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                                   […]

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Gila National Forest – Owl Fire Update on July 6, 2018

Acres: ~4,100                                                               Start Date: June 30, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles northeast of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)               Total Personnel: 276 General Information: The Owl Fire began on June 30, 2018. It is south of Aspen Mountain, near the Flying T trail in an inventoried […]

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Gila National Forest – Owl Fire Update for July 5, 2018

20180705_Map_Owl Fire PublicInfo Acres: ~4,012                                                                Start Date: June 30, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles northeast of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)               Total Personnel: 212 General Information: The Owl Fire began on June 30, 2018. It is south of Aspen Mountain, near the Flying T trail in […]

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Gila National Forest – Owl Fire Update for July 4, 2018

Acres: ~2,727                                                                       Start Date: June 30, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                                   Location: 4 miles northeast of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)                    Total Personnel: 169 General Information: The Owl Fire began on June 30, 2018. It is south of Aspen Mountain, near the Flying T trail in an inventoried roadless […]

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Gila National Forest – Owl Fire Update for July 3, 2018

Acres: ~1,850                                                                 Start Date: June 30, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles northeast of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Containment:                                                               Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 116 General Information: The Owl Fire began on June 30, 2018. It is south of Aspen Mountain, near the Flying T trail in an […]

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Gila National Forest – Owl Fire Update for July 2, 2018

Acres: ~100                                                                    Start Date: June 30, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles northeast of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Containment:                                                               Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 56 General Information: The Owl Fire began on June 30, 2018. It is south of Aspen Mountain, near the Flying T trail in an […]

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Gila National Forest – Owl Fire, July 1, 2018

Owl Fire, July 1, 2018 Acres: ~10                                                                      Start Date: June 30, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles northeast of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Containment:                                                               Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 56 General Information: This new start began on June 30, 2018. It is south of Aspen Mountain, near the […]

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Know Before You Go

Know before you go. Check with your local ranger station for current conditions. New Mexico Fire Information http://NMFireInfo.com https://facebook.com/NMFireInfo https://twitter.com/nmfireinfo SW Fire Restrictions and Closures https://firerestrictions.us/nm/ SW Fire Restrictions and Closures Hotline: 1-877-864-6985 Frequently Asked Questions Outdoor Fire Safety Wildland Fire Map Resources including Wildland Fire Data in Google Earth Smoke Management & Wildland Fire […]

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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 – 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 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 moves from Stage 2 Fire Restrictions back to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective immediately

Silver City, NM, June 18, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest is rescinding the order for Stage 2 Fire Restrictions and moving to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective immediately. In addition, Fire Danger has been modified down to Very High from Extreme. Campfire and smoking restrictions will be re-implemented on the Gila National Forest […]

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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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