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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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Gila National Forest – Corral Fire & Straw Fire 6/21/2017

Gila West One Pager 6-21-2017Gila_NF_One_Page_East_06212017 Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 16,924 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  The fire received some precipitation and thunderstorms are expected through Thursday. Operations for the next 3-5 days included continuing to prep FR 150 […]

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Gila National Forest – Corral Fire & Straw Fire – 6/20/2017

Gila West One Pager 6-20-2017 (1)Gila_NF_One_Page_East_06202017 Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 16,321 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  The fire received some precipitation and thunderstorms are expected through Thursday. Operations for the next 3-5 days included continuing to prep FR […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – 6/20/2017 @ 0900

Gila_NF_One_Page_East_06202017Gila West One Pager 6-20-2017 (1) Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:     June 6, 2017               Size:   6,399 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 […]

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Wildfires are No Drone Zones

New Mexico wildfire officials need the public’s help to ensure that drones, hobby aircraft or other Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), are not used near wildfire incidents, regardless of the size of the fire.  Use of drones is the most common incursion of UAS above wildfires and is potentially deadly.   To help you fly safely, here […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire June 19, 2017 @ 0900

PIO_8.5X11_Port_20170618_RoundMountain Gila_NF_One Pager_West_6192017(1)Gila_NF_One_Page_East_06192017 Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:     June 6, 2017               Size:   6,062 acres     Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:    Four wildland fire modules, 10 smokejumpers, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 85. Containment: […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire 6/18/2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:     June 6, 2017               Size:   4,304 acres     Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:    Four wildland fire modules, 10 smokejumpers, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 105. Containment: 0% (managed […]

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Gila National Forest – Fire Activity and Air Quality on the Gila National Forest

Gila East One Pager_06_18_2017Gila West One Pager 6-18-2017 (1) Silver City, NM, June 18, 2017—For Immediate Release. Fire activity on the Gila National Forest has been low to moderate. We have lightning-caused fires that are being managed for a variety of resource benefits – to include fuel reduction, watershed restoration, wildlife habitat restoration and forest […]

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Gila National Forest – Corral Fire and Straw Fire on Wilderness Ranger District – Update 6/17/2017 @ 1930

170617_Map_Corral_Straw Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 12,025 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  The fire has burned to the edge of the East Fork of the Gila River and north to Diamond Creek. Crews are prepping FR 150 as well […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – June 17, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:     June 6, 2017               Size:   4,304 acres     Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:    Four wildland fire modules, 10 smokejumpers, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 105. Containment: 0% (managed […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire June 16, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:     June 6, 2017               Size:   3,652 acres     Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass (mixed conifer) Resources:    Four wildland fire modules, 10 smokejumpers, 3 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 85. Containment: 0% (managed for multiple resource […]

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Gila National Forest-Update on June 15, 2017 – Teacher Fire & Gravel Fires on Reserve Ranger District

Teacher Fire The Teacher Fire is estimated at 3,190 acres.  Today resources on the Teacher Fire patrolled and secured CAT-C021/Snow Lake Road, the handline from the campgrounds to FSR 713, and along FSR 713.  This action was taken to help secure this road network from yesterday’s burning operations.  Late this afternoon or early tomorrow morning […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire June 15, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District, Start Date:     June 6, 2017               Size:   2,500 acres     Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass (mixed conifer) Resources:    Four wildland fire modules, 10 smokejumpers, 3 engines, 2 EMTs 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 85. Containment: 0% (managed for multiple resource […]

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Gila National Forest – Corral Fire and Straw Fire on Wilderness Ranger District – Update 6/14/2017

Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 5,550 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  The fire is burning on the ground and no extreme fire behavior was noted during the flight today. There is a 30 person hand crew assigned to this […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on June 14, 2017 – Teacher Fire & Gravel Fire on Reserve Ranger District

Teacher Fire The Teacher Fire is estimated at 325 acres.  Today ground ignitions will be taking fire in two directions.  A crew will be headed from FR 713 down the handline to the campgrounds.  The Fire Module crew will be taking fire from along the handline back to the west, along FR 713 back toward […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – June 14, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District, Start Date:     June 6, 2017               Size:   2,301 acres     Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass Resources:    Two wildland fire modules, smokejumpers, 2 engines, and district personnel totaling 75 Containment: 0% (managed for multiple resource objectives) Summary: The Round Fire is burning on National Forest System lands […]

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Multiple Lightning-Caused Fires on the Gila National Forest

Silver City, NM, June 14, 2017—For Immediate Release. In the past two months, the Gila National Forest has had approximately 16 lightning-caused fires on National Forest System lands. The Gila NF is considered a frequent-fire forest, which means that many small wildfires, burning repeatedly on the same piece of ground, occur every fire season. Fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire Update – 6/12/2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District, Start Date:     June 6, 2017               Size:   ~3,000 acres   Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass Resources:    Two wildland fire modules, smokejumpers, 1 engine, and district personnel totaling 50 Containment: 0% (managed for multiple resource objectives) Summary: The Round Fire is burning on National Forest System lands […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire update, 6/12/2017 @ 1300

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District, Start Date:     June 6, 2017               Size:   1,315 acres     Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass Resources:    1 wildlland fire module, smokejumpers, 1 engine, and district personnel totaling 44 Containment: 0% (managed for multiple resource objectives) Summary: The Round Fire is burning on National Forest System lands […]

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