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Gila National Forest – Outlaw Fire

Location:  West of U.S. Highway 180, Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest. Legal description – T13S, R20W, Section 2. Start Date:  July 15, 2017                               Size: ~8 acres                     Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:  Grasses and pinon juniper                 Resources:  Monitoring.                                Containment:  0% Summary:  The Outlaw Fire is burning on National Forest System Lands on the Glenwood Ranger District, Gila […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/14/2017

                                                                                      Magdalena, NM; July 14, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is now at 4,728 acres. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in the San Mateo Mountains. “Safety of the fire fighter […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/13/17

  Magdalena, NM; July 13, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is now at 4,336 acres. The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located in Taylor Canyon, 55 miles west of Magdalena, NM, in the San Mateo Mountains. Increase in fire size today […]

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Gila National Forest – Whiterocks Fire – Glenwood Ranger District

Whiterocks Fire Location:  4 miles west of mile marker 37 on U.S. Highway 180 and south of Saliz Pass, near the top of Whiterocks Mountain close to the Arizona border. Legal description — T9S, R21W, Section 30. Start Date:  July 10, 2017              Size: ~7-10 acres                      Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Taylor Canyon Fire Update-7/10/2017

Magdalena, NM; July 10, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is 60 acres in size with approximately 20 assigned personnel. Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, four Type 6 Engines, and one Type 3 Helicopter.  The lightning-caused fire started on July 6 and is located […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Taylor Canyon Fire Update – 07/09/2017

Taylor Canyon Fire Starts on the Magdalena Ranger District Magdalena, NM; July 9, 2017 – For Immediate Release. The Taylor Canyon Fire, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is 60 acres in size with approximately 20 assigned personnel. Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, four Type 6 Engines, and one Type 3 Helicopter.  The lightning-caused […]

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Gila National Forest – Final Update on Wilderness RD fires – July 5, 2017

Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 20,240 acres. This fire is showing low behavior which is as it should in a fire-adapted ecosystem.  Crews have been working to ensure that the fire does not cross Diamond Creek. The area has been black-lined south of the creek. No new growth is anticipated and will […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire July 4th, 2017 @ 1000

Location:         Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    ~7,400 acres                Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     1 wildland fire module, Crew 621 and other fire personnel with a total of 20 Containment: 42% (managed for multiple resource objectives) Summary: The […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire Closure Lifted on June 30, 2017 @ 1000

Quemado, NM, June 29, 2017 — The Baca Fire, at approximately 11,139 acres, is located on the Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest and has been burning since May 12, 2017.  Quemado District Ranger, Emily Irwin stated ”Based on the information received over the past two weeks we do not expect an additional increase in […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire June 29, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    7,397 acres                  Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 34 Containment: 10% (managed for multiple resource objectives) Summary: The Round […]

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Gila National Forest – Copperas Fire

Location:        1 mile southwest of Copperas Mountain, Gila Wilderness, Wilderness Ranger District Start Date:     June 27, 2017             Size:   10 acres                      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Heavy fuels including large grass component, mostly ponderosa pine with an oak component. Resources:    9 person Wilderness hand crew, 3 helitack members Containment: 0% Summary: The Copperas Fire is […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – June 28, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    7,269 acres                  Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 89 Containment: 10% (managed for multiple resource […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – June 27, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    7,269 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 89 Containment: 10% (managed for multiple resource objectives) […]

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Gila National Forest – Corral and Straw Fire – June 27, 2017 @ 0800

Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 19,850 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  The fire received just under ½ inch of rain during Saturday’s precipitation. This fire is showing low behavior which is as it should in a fire-adapted ecosystem.  The […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Fires on Reserve Ranger District

Reserve, NM, June 27, 2017—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District has 3 fires on National Forest System lands in Catron County, NM. Teacher, Gravel and Seven fires have transitioned to Type 4 organization.  Fire activity is minimal with interior smoke.  Teacher fire remains at 3,555 acres, Gravel at 2,880 acres and Seven Fire at […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire June 26, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    7,269 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 3 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 101 Containment: 0% (managed for multiple […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – June 25, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    7,269 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 3 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 99 Containment: 0% (managed for multiple […]

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Gila National Forest – Corral Fire and Straw Fire – June 23, 2017 @ 1000

Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 17,029 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  Recent operations have been working to keeping fire from crossing FR 150 and monitoring fire behavior.  Wilderness District Ranger Rachelle Huddleston-Lorton stated “I am very pleased with the […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire 6/23/2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    6,577 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 69 Containment: 0% (managed for multiple […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire June 21, 2017 @ 1000

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    6,577 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Five wildland fire modules, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 96. Containment: 0% (managed for multiple […]

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