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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 for Buzzard Fire for June 13, 2018

Another Hot and Dry Day Before Moisture Moves In June 13, 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: 383                          […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire Update for June 12, 2018

Control Line Construction Nearing Completion on Southwest Side of Buzzard Fire June 12, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 43,009                                                                             Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                              Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 69%                                                                     Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 410                      […]

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Gila National Forest – Spurgeon Fire – Glenwood Ranger District

Location: Mile post 38 on US Hwy 180, north of Alma, NM, Glenwood Ranger District Start Date:  June 11, 2018 Cause:  Under investigation Vegetation: grasses Resources: Engines responding Size:  ~ 25 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: B. Spivey, ICT4 Summary: The Spurgeon Fire, is burning on National Forest System lands, on Glenwood Ranger District in […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Willow Fire for June 11, 2018

Location: NE Corner of Willow Mountain, Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 10, 2018 Cause:  Lightning Vegetation: old burn scar, heavy dead and down, some mixed conifer and ponderosa pine. Resources: Initial Attack crew and Wildland Fire Use Module Size:  ~ 80 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: J. Hammer, ICT3, M. Cornwell, […]

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Gila National Forest – Smoke reported at Kitty Litter Mine, Black Range Ranger District

Truth or Consequences, NM, June 10, 2018—For Immediate Release.  Smoke was reported yesterday from an area known as the Kitty Litter Mine in the Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest. The slightly greenish-tinted smoke was seen near Kline Ranch, about 600 feet south of Highway 59. It appears to be from the mine shaft […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire Update for June 10, 2018

Favorable Weather Conditions Provide Firefighters Opportunities to Continue Line Construction June 10, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 41,227                                  Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                  Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Buzzard Fire for June 9, 2018

Crews Focus on Line Construction on Southwest Side of Buzzard Fire June 9, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 40,303                                                                             Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                              Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 68%                                                                     Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 513                                                                  General Information:  Firefighters continue to assess fire growth […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire Update for June 8, 2018

  As Fire Activity Decreases, Erosion Control and Seeding Work Continues June 8, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 40,303                                                                             Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                              Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 68%                                                                     Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 513                                                                    General Information:  At 6:00 a.m. Friday morning, […]

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Soldier Canyon Fire Update – 6/8/2018 12:20 am

Incident Name – Soldier Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Mescalero Apache Date/Time Detected: 6/7/2018 3:00 pm Location: Soldier Canyon. North of the town of Mescalero Lat/Long: Lat: 33°, 10′, 16.83″, Lon: 105°, 46′, 8.39″ Legal Description: T13S, R12E, NESW Sec 22 Firefighting Resources: Type 3 Incident Management Team, VFD, Forest Service and BLM resources. 2 […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire Update for June 7, 2018

 Incident Management Team transfers command of Buzzard Fire June 7, 2018 Daily Update   Acres:  39,642 Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 68% Fuels: Timber (litter, grass, and understory) Total personnel: 574 General Information: On Friday at 6:00 A.M., Steve Millert’s Type 2 Incident […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Meadow Fire for June 6, 2018

Acres:  ~160 Start Date: June 3, 2018 Cause:  Under investigation Location: Silver City RD, NW of Signal Peak Lookout Containment: 80% Fuels: Grass, oak brush, heavy dead and down and ponderosa pine Total personnel:  100 Incident Commander: M. Schinstock, iCT4 Summary:  The Meadow Fire is burning on Forest Service lands north of Signal Peak. Initial […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Buzzard Fire for June 6, 2018

Preventive Measures Lessen Chance of Additional Fires in the Forest   June 6, 2018 Daily Update  Acres:  38,812 Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 49% Fuels: Timber (litter, grass, and understory) Total personnel: 577 General Information: As a result of fire danger raising to […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire Update for June 5, 2018

20180605_Buzzard Fire Smoke Outlook High Temperatures Increasing Over Buzzard Fire June 5, 2018 Daily Update   Acres:  36,964 Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 49% Fuels: Timber (litter, grass, and understory) Total personnel: 561 General Information: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will see some of […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire Update for June 4, 2018

Firefighters’ Efforts Protect Eagle Peak Lookout June 4, 2018 Daily Update   Acres:  34,709 Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 49% Fuels: Timber (litter, grass, and understory) Total personnel: 583   General Information: The Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 used a combination of […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for Meadow Fire for June 4, 2018

Acres:  ~100-150 Start Date: June 3, 2018 Cause:  Under investigation Location: Silver City RD, NW of Signal Peak Lookout Containment: 0% Fuels: Grass, oak brush, heavy dead and down and ponderosa pine Total personnel:  140 Incident Commander: B. Trujillo, iCT4 Summary:  The Meadow Fire is burning on Forest Service lands north of Signal Peak. Initial […]

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Gila National Forest – Meadow Fire

Location:            Silver City Ranger District on the Gila National Forest NW of Signal Peak Lookout Grant County, New Mexico Start Date: June 3, 2018 at 3:11 p.m.                                  Size:  ~15 acres Cause: Under Investigation                                                    Containment: 0%                    Resources:  One Hot Shot Crew, 2 Single Engine […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire Update for June 3, 2018

20180603_Buzzard Fire Smoke Outlook   Easterly Winds Challenge Eagle Peak Lookout June 3, 2018 Daily Update   Acres:  29,727 Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM. Gila NF Containment: 41% Fuels: Timber (litter, grass, and understory) Total personnel: 576 General Information: Heat from a large fire can change […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire Update for June 2, 2018

20180602_Buzzard Fire Smoke Outlook Fighting Fire with Fire June 2, 2018 Daily Update   Acres:  27,223 Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused Location: NE of Eagle Peak Lookout, Gila NF Containment: 41% Fuels: Timber (litter, grass, and understory) Total personnel: 550 General Information: One of the most important and powerful tools available to wildland […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire Daily Update for June 1, 2018

20180531_Map_BuzzardFire20180601_Buzzard Fire Smoke Outlook High Winds and Spot Fires Challenge Firefighters June 1, 2018 Daily Update   Acres:  24,341 Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused Location: NE of Eagle Peak Lookout, Gila NF Containment: 34% Fuels: Timber (litter, grass, and understory) Total personnel: 529 General Information: High winds are carrying embers ahead of the […]

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