Tag Archives: Gila National Forest

New Mexicans Have Tough Choices

Today, the Gila National Forest lifted fire restrictions. While the fire danger on the forest has decreased from “extreme” to “moderate”, the potential for large wildfires remains. The public is urged to remain vigilant when they visit the forest. Remember to use any fire source in a cautious manner. Never leave a campfire unattended. When […]

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Black Fire Daily Update: 5/27/22

Firefighters working day and night to contain the Black FireCritical fire weather anticipated through the weekend Acres: 191,459 acres Location: 31 miles NW of Truth or Consequences Containment: 13% Personnel:  784 Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 Cause: Human-caused, under investigation Fuels: Timber and tall grass Structures Lost: 2 Overview:  The Black Fire has over […]

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Amended Stage II Fire Restrictions for Gila National Forest – Effective May 24, 2022

Gila National Forest Amends Stage II Fire Restriction Order Silver City, NM, May 24—With the Gila National Forest experiencing a very active fire season during unprecedented drought conditions, forest leadership has taken steps to decrease the chances of additional human-caused wildfires.  The forest has amended the stage two fire restriction order, implemented initially on May […]

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Black Fire Community Meeting Tonight – May 20, 2022

The public is invited to the community meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Ralph Edward Civic Center, 400 West 4th St, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901. It will also be live-streamed on the Gila National Forest Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GilaNForest. Please note: You do not need a Facebook account to view the meeting. ASL […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 11, 2021

Friday, June 11, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/   Fire Phone 575-519-0103 JOHNSON FIRE Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                                       Size: ~ 50,384                                         Cause:  Lightning    […]

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Gila NF: Drummond Fire Update, June 10, 2021

Date: June 10, 2021 Announcement: Unless significant fire activity increases on the Drummond Fire, news releases will occur only as changes develop during the next week. Location:  The Drummond Fire is one mile south of Emory Pass on the Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM Start Date:  May 19, 2021                Size: […]

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Gila National Forest: Doagy Fire, Black Range Ranger District

Location:  Northeast of Beaverhead Administrative site; near Doagy and Corduroy Canyons, Sierra County, NM Start Date: May 14, 2021                 Size: ~180 acres                    Cause:  Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, grass, and pinyon juniper Resources: 30 personnel, which includes five (5) Forest Services engines, two Forest Service hand crews Summary:  The Doagy Fire is burning on National […]

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