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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 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 – 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 – 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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