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Gila National Forest – Slash Pile Burn Planned for Glenwood Ranger District

Glenwood, NM, July 26, 2019 — The Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District will be burning the Sheridan Mesa Slash Pile, weather and resources permitting. Implementation may occur as early as Monday, July 29th. It is anticipated that this community slash pit could be ignited three to six times per year depending on fuel accumulations. […]

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Gila National Forest – Canteen Fire – Glenwood Ranger District

Incident Start Date: July 25, 2019                     Cause: Lightning Acres: ~9                                                         Containment: 0% Vegetation: Grass and pinyon juniper Strategy: Monitor                                              Incident Commander: S. Manning, ICT4  Summary:  The lightning-caused Canteen Fire is approximately 9 acres, burning on National Forest System lands, Grant County, NM. This fire lies within the boundaries of the Gila Wilderness, east […]

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Gila National Forest: Pile Burning Planned for

Quemado, NM, July 19, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District plans district-wide pile burns, weather and fire conditions permitting. With the onset of monsoon season, the Quemado District is preparing to burn piles at various district locations. These areas will be signed and posted for public awareness.  The pile burns are […]

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Gila National Forest – Pile burning planned on Reserve Ranger District

Reserve, NM, July 18, 2019 – The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District plans district-wide pile burns, weather and fire conditions permitting. With the onset of monsoon season, the Reserve District is preparing to burn piles at various district locations. These areas will be signed and posted for public awareness.  The pile burns are scheduled […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Received Rain on the Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; July 17, 2019 –  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire size remained at 600 acres due to precipitation received over the fire perimeter.  There are with approximately 193 […]

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Gila National Forest: Three Fires on Black Range Ranger District – Update for July 15, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 1,200 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire is demonstrating low fire behavior with scattered precipitation throughout the area.   Skid Fire The lightning-caused Skid Fire is approximately 155 acres, burning on National Forest System lands […]

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Gila National Forest – Fires on Wilderness Ranger District – Update for July 15, 2019

Rocky Fire The lightning-caused Rocky Fire is approximately 350 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness.  This fire is demonstrating low fire behavior with some growth to the north and west and remains east of Forest Road 150.   South Fire The lightning-caused South Fire remains at 3,060 acres, burning […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; July 14, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire has grown to an estimated 500 acres with approximately 100 personnel assigned.  Resources include one […]

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Gila National Forest – Rocky Fire & Skid Fire – Update for July 14, 2019

Rocky Fire Incident Start Date: July 8, 2019                       Cause: Lightning Acres: ~275                                                      Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Continue to scout and prepTrail #741, #74 and prep Forest Road 150. Incident Commander: A. James, ICT3   South Fire Incident Start Date: June 29, 2019                    Cause: Lightning Acres: ~2,800                                       […]

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Gila National Forest: Bear Fire & Skid Fire Update for July 14, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 700 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire behavior.  Crews continued to work on the western edge holding firing operations. Fire activity on the east side was minimal. Today’s plan […]

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Gila National Forest: Bear Fire & Skid Fire – Update for July 13, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 600 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire was reported on July 9 and is burning in Indian Peaks in an area that had prescribed fire last year. This fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Rocky Fire & South Fire – Update for July 13, 2019

Rocky Fire Incident Start Date: July 8, 2019                       Cause: Lightning Acres: ~175                                                      Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Continue to scout and prepTrail #741, #74 and prep Forest Road 150. Incident Commander: A. James, ICT3   South Fire Incident Start Date: June 29, 2019                    Cause: Lightning Acres: ~2,400                                       […]

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Gila National Forest – Rocky Fire & South Fire – Update for July 12, 2019

Rocky Fire Incident Start Date: July 8, 2019                       Cause: Lightning Acres: ~85                                                       Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Continue to scout Trail #741 and #74 to evaluate the necessity to prep and protect private property at Cooney and Terry Canyon. Incident Commander: A. James, ICT3 South Fire Incident […]

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Gila National Forest – Bear Fire & Skid Fire – Update for July 12, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 300 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire was reported on July 9 and is burning in Indian Peaks in an area that had prescribed fire last year. This fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Bear Fire & Skid Fire – Update for July 11, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 45 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire was reported on July 9 and is burning in Indian Peaks in an area that had prescribed fire last year. This fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Rocky Fire & South Fire – Update for July 11, 2019

Rocky Fire Incident Start Date: July 8, 2019                       Cause: Lightning Acres: ~16                                                       Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Continue to scout Trail #741 and #74 to evaluate the necessity to prep and protect private property at Cooney and Terry Canyon. Incident Commander: A. James, ICT3   South Fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Two Fires on Black Range Ranger District – July 10, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 7 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire was reported on July 9 and is burning in Indian Peaks that had prescribed fire last year. This fire is demonstrating low to moderate fire behavior.  One of […]

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Gila National Forest – Rocky Fire – Wilderness Ranger District

Incident Start Date: July 8, 2019                       Cause: Lightning Acres: ~25                                                       Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Scout Trail #741 and #74 to evaluate the necessity to prep and protect private property at Cooney and Terry Canyon. Incident Commander: A. James, ICT3 The lightning-caused Rocky Fire is approximately […]

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Gila National Forest – South Fire Update for July 6, 2019

Incident Start Date: June 29, 2019                    Cause: Lightning Acres: ~1,682                                                   Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Monitor via lookouts and aerial reconnaissance Incident Commander: A. James, ICT3  Summary:  The lightning-caused South Fire is approximately 1,680 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, […]

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Gila National Forest: South Fire – Aldo Leopold Wilderness – July 5, 2019

Incident Start Date: June 29, 2019                    Cause: Lightning Acres: ~800                                                      Containment: 0% Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, heavy dead/down on the ground Strategy: Monitor via lookouts and aerial reconnaissance Incident Commander: T. James, ICT3  Summary: The lightning-caused South Fire is approximately 800 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Gila National […]

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