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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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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 – Willow Fire Update for June 12, 2018

Location: 6 miles east of Mogollon, NM, Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 10, 2018 Cause:  Lightning Vegetation: Heavy logging slash, dead and down from 2012 Whitewater-Baldy Complex Resources: One Type 3 helicopter, one Initial Attack crew Size:  ~ 400 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: J. Hammer, ICT3, M. Cornwell, ICT3t General […]

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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 – Willow Fire Temporary Area Closure Order

Forest Order 06-18-009 Willow Fire TmpryClsureOrderForest Order 06-18-009 Exhibit A (Map) Silver City NM, June 11, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest has issued Forest Order #06-18-009 Willow Fire Temporary Area Closure Order for firefighter and public safety. All roads and trail interior the boundary described in the Forest Order and indicated on the […]

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

Control Line Repair and Rehabilitation Nears Completion June 11, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 41,227                                                                             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: 405                              […]

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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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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 – Three Fire Starts on Glenwood Ranger District — June 7, 2018

Juniper Fire Location: Glenwood Ranger District, in the San Francisco Breaks. Legal Description T12S, R21W, Section 25. Start Date: June 7, 2018 Size: ~10 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Piñon juniper and grass Resources: Smoke Jumpers; air attack over the fire for assessment. Full suppression strategy Containment: 0% Spring Fire Location:  Glenwood Ranger District, approximately 5 […]

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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 Implements Stage 2 Fire Restrictions and increases to Extreme Fire Danger as of Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Forest Order 06-18-006 _Stage2FireRestrictions Silver City, NM, June 5, 2018—For Immediate Release.  To protect public health and safety due to increasing fire danger, the Gila National Forest will implement Stage 2 Fire Restrictions effective Wednesday, June 6, at 12:01 a.m., and in addition, is raising the Fire Danger to Extreme.  These additional fire restrictions will […]

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