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Gila National Forest – Update on Wilderness Fires, July 4, 2019

PIO Black & South 7-4PIO Woodrow & Little 7-4 Black Fire The lightning-caused Black Fire is approximately 530 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Gila National Forest. This fire is approximately 20 miles northeast of Mimbres near the Black Canyon and in very steep and rugged terrain. This fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Wagonbed Fire – July 4, 2019

Wagonbed Fire – July 4, 2019  Location: 12 miles south of Winston, NM, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: pinyon juniper mixed with grasses Resources: two Type 2 Initial Attack (IA) crews, four Hot Shot crews, two FS engines, seven smokejumpers Size: ~445 acres Containment: 40% […]

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Gila National Forest – Evening Update on Black Fire – July 3, 2019, @ 7:30 p.m.

The lightning-caused Black Fire is approximately 150 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Gila National Forest. This fire is approximately 20 miles northeast of Mimbres near the Black Canyon and in very steep and rugged terrain. The temperatures this afternoon reached into the mid-90’s with lower relative humidity. The […]

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Gila National Forest – Multiple Fires on Wilderness Ranger District – July 3, 2019

Black Fire The lightning-caused Black Fire is approximately 150 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Gila National Forest. This fire is approximately 20 miles northeast of Mimbres near the Black Canyon and in very steep and rugged terrain. Little Fire The lightning-caused Little Fire is approximately 250 acres, burning […]

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Gila National Forest – Wagonbed Fire – July 3, 2019

Location: 12 miles south of Winston, NM, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: pinyon juniper mixed with grasses Resources: two Type 2 Initial Attack (IA) crews, four Hot Shot crews, two FS engines, seven smokejumpers Size: ~445 acres Containment: 80% Incident Commander: Matt Britt, ICT3, Colten […]

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Gila National Forest – Wagonbed Fire – July 2, 2019

Location: 12 miles south of Winston, NM, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: pinyon juniper mixed with grasses Resources: two Type 2 Initial Attack (IA) crews, four Hot Shot crews, two FS engines, seven smokejumpers Size: ~460 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: Matt Britt, ICT3, Colten […]

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Gila National Forest – Little Fire-July 1, 2019

    Location: 4-1/2 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Wilderness Ranger District Start Date:  June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, needle cast, and grass Resources: 0 Size: ~222 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: W. Oglesby, ICT4 Summary: The Little Fire, is burning on National Forest System Lands on the Wilderness […]

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Gila National Forest – Wagonbed Fire – July 1, 2019

Location: north of Hermosa, NM, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: pinyon juniper mixed with grasses Resources: Type 2 Initial Attack (IA) crew, one Hot Shot crew, two engines, seven smokejumpers, four helitack crew Size: ~322 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: Matt Britt, ICT3, Colten Moor, […]

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Gila National Forest – Wagon Bed Fire, Black Range Ranger District

Location: north of Hermosa, NM, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: pinyon juniper mixed with grasses Resources: 50 people Size: ~155 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: transitioning to Type 3 Summary: The Wagon Bed Fire, is burning on National Forest System Lands on the Black Range […]

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Gila National Forest – Three Fire Starts on Wilderness Ranger District

Black Fire Summary: The lightning-caused Black Fire is approximately five acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Gila National Forest. This fire is approximately 20 miles northeast of Mimbres near the Black Canyon and in very steep and rugged terrain. The vegetation is mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, grass understory, and […]

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Gila National Forest – Little Fire, Wilderness Ranger District

Little PIO 6-29 Location: 4-1/2 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Wilderness Ranger District Start Date:  June 29, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, needle cast, and grass Resources: Size: ~8 acres Containment: 0% Incident Commander: W. Oglesby, ICT4 Summary: The Little Fire, is burning on National Forest System Lands on the Wilderness […]

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Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire– June 27, 2019

Truth or Consequences, NM, June 27, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District began the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire on Monday, June 24, 2019. The estimated project size is 7,200 acres on National Forest System lands and private property inholdings. The Black Range Ranger District has a long history of burning […]

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Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire – June 26, 2019

Truth or Consequences, NM, June 26, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District began the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire on Monday, June 24, 2019. The estimated project size is 7,200 acres on National Forest System lands and private property inholdings. The Black Range Ranger District has a long history of burning […]

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Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Project began Monday, June 24

The Black Range Ranger District successfully did a test fire this morning and will continue ignitions on the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Project. They began in Unit 3, and hope to burn 1,000 acres today. If conditions permit fire management officers will continue to Unit 2 on Tuesday and then to Unit 1. Smoke will […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plans Durfee-Bolander Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, June 19, 2019– Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are planning to conduct the Durfee-Bolander prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District to begin on June 22, 2019 in the San Mateo Mountains, as conditions and favorable weather permit. Aerial and hand ignition will be used to treat up to […]

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Gila National Forest – Indian Peaks Prescribed Burn to begin June 24

Truth or Consequences, NM, June 19, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Black Range Ranger District is prepared and ready to implement the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Project, Units 1, 2, 3, weather permitting. The estimated project size is 7,200 acres on National Forest System lands and private property inholdings. The district is closely monitoring onsite fuel […]

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NPS and BLM Conduct Prescribed Fire at El Malpais National Monument

The National Park Service at El Malpais National Monument and the Bureau of Land Management’s El Malpais National Conservation Area are conducting a prescribed fire on the west side of the national monument near the junction of County Road (CR) 42 and the Big Tubes turn-off. This prescribed burn is being called the Rendija Fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Elk Fire June 15, 2019 – Quemado Ranger District

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  June 6, 2019 Size: ~ 1180 Cause: Lightning Containment: 48% Vegetation: Transitional, moving up Mangas Mountain from piñon-juniper grasslands through ponderosa pine, into dry mixed conifer, and finally to wet mixed conifer and aspen. Resources: One Type 3 helicopter, 2 IHC (Hotshot)crews, […]

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Gila National Forest – Elk Fire June 11, 2019 – Quemado Ranger District

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date:  June 6, 2019 Size: ~660 acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 48% Vegetation: Transitional moving up Mangas Mountain from piñon-juniper grasslands to ponderosa pine, and dry mixed conifer to wet mixed conifer with aspen. Resources: Two Type 3 helicopters, 4 IHC (Hotshot)crews, 2 Type […]

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Gila National Forest – Spring Fire – June 12, 2019

Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District Start Date: June 5, 2019 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: ponderosa pine, pinyon juniper, grasslands, heavy dead and down from previous fires Resources: 1 Type 6 engine and a 10 person hand crew Size: 3,556 acres Containment: 100% Incident Commander: Clark & Verthein (trainee) Summary: The Spring Fire, is burning […]

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