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Gila National Forest – Windy Fire, Glenwood Ranger District

There is a small fire on the Glenwood Ranger District in the Gila Wilderness. The Windy Fire is approximately 15-20 acres burning in steep terrain in the Whitewater-Baldy Fire burn scar. Smoke is visible on US Hwy 180 from the area of the Aldo Leopold Vista. The Glenwood RD fire crew is monitoring from the […]

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Gila National Forest: McMillan Fire – Silver City Ranger District

Location:  Northwest of McMillan Campground, Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  August 4, 2020                          Cause:  Lightning                             Size:  ~1 acre Vegetation:  Mixed conifer                         Resources:  Silver City RD engines have responded Summary:  The McMillan Fire is burning northwest of McMillan Campground, approximately one mile below Signal Peak between the campground and the Signal Peak […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Final Fire Update -Vics Peak Fire 100% Contained

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, remains 14,624 acres and is now 100% contained. This will be the final operational update for the Vics Peak Fire barring any significant events on the fire. Minimal fire behavior was observed […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Hilltop Fire – July 20, 2020 – Black Range RD

Location:  Brushy Mountain, burning on the Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date: July 18, 2020       Cause:  Lightning                   Size: ~72 acres Vegetation:  pinyon, juniper                                     IC: D. Roper, ICT4 Resources:  Four wildland firefighters from Black Range District crew.   Summary:  This fire is burning in the area known as Hermosa Prescribed Fire Phase […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Cub Fire for July 20, 2020 – Wilderness Ranger District

2020-07-19-Cub Fire-Outlook Fire Information Line: (575) 519-4312 Email:   larry_smith@firenet.gov   Size: 23,216                            Containment: 82%                            Cause: Lightning Location: 3 miles northeast of Mogollon Baldy Lookout                             Total Personnel:  48 personnel on the fire including two type 2 Initial Attack hand crews, one type 1 helicopter and one type 3 helicopter  This will be the final update […]

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Gila National Forest – Hilltop Fire, July 19, 2020 – Black Range Ranger District

Location:  Brushy Mountain, burning on the Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date: July 18, 2020       Cause:  Lightning                   Size: ~15-25 acres Vegetation:  pinyon, juniper                                     IC: D. Roper, ICT4 Resources:  Seven wildland firefighters, Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT), Air Attack and a Type 3 helicopter. A Type 1 Initial Attack Crew is ordered […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Cub Fire for July 19, 2020 – Wilderness Ranger District

Map_Cub_PIO_11x17_day0718 Fire Information Line: (575) 519-4312 Email:   larry_smith@firenet.gov  Size: 23,216 acres                               Containment: 82%                            Cause: Lightning Location: 3 miles northeast of Mogollon Baldy Lookout                             Total Personnel:  71 personnel on the fire including two type 2 Initial Attack hand crews and two Fire Use crews, one type 1 helicopter and one type 3 helicopter.  Yesterday afternoon, after […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Cub Fire for July 18, 2020 – Wilderness RD

Map_Cub_PIO_11x17_ 0717 Fire Information Line: (575) 519-4312 Email:   larry_smith@firenet.gov  Size: 23,216  acres                          Containment: 34%                            Cause: Lightning Location: Three miles northeast of Mogollon Baldy Lookout                                  Total Personnel:  72 personnel on the fire including four Type 2 initial attack hand crews, one Type 1 helicopter, […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Cub Fire for July 15, 2020

Location:  Approximately one-mile northeast of Cub Mountain, near the West Fork of the Gila River, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest. Start Date:  June 28, 2020                 Cause:  Lightning Size:  ~23,216 acres                          Vegetation:  grass, brush, and multiple snags Resources:    34                                IC: Pedro Valenzuela, ICT3  Summary: The Cub Fire is burning on National Forest […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for Cub Fire – July 13, 2020

Location:  Approximately one-mile northeast of Cub Mountain, near the West Fork of the Gila River, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest. Start Date:  June 28, 2020                 Cause:  Lightning                    Size:  ~22,862 acres Vegetation:  grass, brush, and multiple snags          IC: Ty Oliver, ICT4 Strategy/Summary: The Cub Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for Cub Fire – July 11, 2020 – Wilderness Ranger District

Map_Cub PIO July 11 Location:  Approximately one-mile northeast of Cub Mountain, near the West Fork of the Gila River, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest. Start Date:  June 28, 2020                 Cause:  Lightning                    Size:  ~20,630 acres Vegetation:  grass, brush, and multiple snags          IC: Ty Oliver, ICT4 Strategy/Summary: The Cub Fire is burning on National […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Cub Fire for July 9, 2020

Location:  Approximately one-mile northeast of Cub Mountain, near the West Fork of the Gila River, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest. Start Date:  June 28, 2020                 Cause:  Lightning                    Size:  ~15,285 acres Vegetation:  grass, brush, and multiple snags          IC: Ty Oliver, ICT4 Strategy/Summary: The Cub Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on […]

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Final Update – Tadpole Fire – July 8, 2020

Location:  5 miles north of Pinos Altos, NM                                           Size:  ~ 11,159 acres Start Date:  June 6, 2020                                                                               Cause:  Lightning Vegetation:  Trees and Brush                                                                      Containment: 75% Incident Commander: E. Huerta, ICT4 Strategy/Summary:   The Tadpole Fire has not advanced in the last few days. Interior smokes are being monitored by fire crews. Crews continue […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Cub Fire for July 8, 2020

Map_Cub PIO July 8 Location:  Approximately one-mile northeast of Cub Mountain, near the West Fork of the Gila River, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest. Start Date:  June 28, 2020                 Cause:  Lightning                    Size:  ~11,565 acres Vegetation:  grass, brush, and multiple snags          IC: Ty Oliver, ICT4 Strategy/Summary: The Cub Fire is burning on National […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Cub Fire – July 7, 2020

Map_Cub PIO July 7 pm Location:  Approximately one-mile northeast of Cub Mountain, near the West Fork of the Gila River, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest. Start Date:  June 28, 2020                  Cause:  Lightning                    Size:  ~10,250 acres Vegetation:  grass, brush, and multiple snags Strategy/Summary: The Cub Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on […]

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Gila National Forest – Middle Fire – Wilderness Ranger District

Location: 2 miles from the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, near the Middle Fork of the Gila River, Wilderness Ranger District Vegetation grass; small stand of ponderosa pine and some oak            Cause:  Unknown Size: Approximately 1.8 acres Resources: Spotted Bear Wildland Fire Module IC: J. Hilyers, ICT4; B. Young, ICT4t […]

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Gila National Forest – Final Update on Good Fire – July 6, 2020

Location: 1-1/2 miles southwest of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Start Date:  June 28, 2020                             Cause:  Lightning              Size:  ~17,915 acres Vegetation:   Timber, Tall Grass, Brush                                                    Containment: 60% Strategy/Summary: This lightning-caused fire is burning on National Forest System lands in the Gila Wilderness. There has been little progression on this fire. This is the final update […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Vics Peak Fire Containment Increases

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 11,713 acres, with 98 personnel assigned. A local district fire management team will begin today managing the Vics Peak Fire. The chance for moderate fire weather conditions will continue […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Tadpole Fire for June 24, 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Fire Information Line: (575) 342-1536 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6737/ Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  TADPOLE FIRE Location:  12 miles north of Silver City               Start Date: June 6, 2020 Cause:  Lightning                                             Total Personnel: 85                  Containment:  45%                                          Size:  10,686 […]

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Gila National Forest – Update for Tadpole Fire for June 23, 2020 – Silver City Ranger District

20200623_Tadpole_IR_Map_11x17 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Fire Information Line: (575) 654-4181 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6737/ Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  TADPOLE FIRE Location:  12 miles north of Silver City               Start Date: June 6, 2020 Cause:  Lightning                                             Total Personnel: 85                  Containment:  40%                                          Size:  […]

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