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Gila National Forest moves to HIGH Fire Danger

Silver City, NM. April 8, 2021—Warmer temperatures and high spring winds are increasing fire danger on the Gila National Forest. A fire danger rating of HIGH is defined as “all fine dead fuels ignite readily, and fires start easily from most causes.”  Unattended brush and campfires are likely to escape.  Fires spread rapidly, and short-distance […]

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Gila National Forest: Final Update Elk Fire, April 7, 2021

Location:  East Elk Mountain, 30 miles east of Reserve, Catron County, NM on the Gila National Forest. Start Date: March 31, 2021              Size: ~229 acres        Cause:  Under investigation Vegetation: Piñon/juniper and grass Resources: One (1) Type 1 Initial Attack (IA) crew Summary: The Elk Fire is 229 acres and 100% contained. Incident command has transitioned […]

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Gila National Forest: Elk Fire Update, April 6, 2021

Location:  East Elk Mountain, 30 miles east of Reserve, Catron County, NM on the Gila National Forest. Start Date: March 31, 2021              Size: ~229 acres        Cause:  Under investigation Vegetation: Piñon/juniper and grass Resources: One (1) Type 1 Initial Attack (IA) crew, two (2) Type 2 IA Crews, one (1) handcrew, one (1) Type 6 engines, […]

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Gila National Forest: Campfire Safety is Essential to Preventing Wildfires

Silver City, NM. April 5, 2021—The Gila National Forest wants to remind our visitors about the importance of campfire safety and your part in preventing human-caused wildland fires. The dry winter and spring combined with strong winds has already brought wildfire season to the Gila National Forest. To date, the forest has seen several small […]

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Gila National Forest: Reserve Ranger District Update, April 5, 2021

Location:  East Elk Mountain, 30 miles east of Reserve, Catron County, NM on the Gila National Forest. Start Date: March 31, 2021              Size: ~225 acres        Cause:  Under investigation Vegetation: Piñon/juniper and grass Resources: One (1) Type 1 Initial Attack (IA) crew, two (2) Type 1 IA Crews, one (1) handcrew, one (1) Type 6 engines, […]

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Gila National Forest: Elk Fire Update, April 4, 2021

Location:  East Elk Mountain, 30 miles east of Reserve, Catron County, NM on the Gila National Forest. Start Date: March 31, 2021              Size: ~200 acres       Cause:  Under investigation Vegetation: Piñon/juniper and grass Resources: One (1)  Type 1 Initial Attack (IA) crew, two (2) Type 1 IA Crews, one (1) handcrew, one (1) Type 6 engines, […]

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Gila National Forest: Elk Fire Update, April 3, 2021

Start Date: March 31, 2021              Size: ~200 acres       Cause:  Under investigation Vegetation: Piñon/juniper and grass Resources: One (1)  Type 1 Initial Attack (IA) crew, two (2) Type 1 IA Crews, one (1) handcrew, two (2) Type 6 engines, one (1) Type 3 helicopter, two (2) Type 2 dozers and one (1) road grader. Summary: The […]

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Gila National Forest: Silver City Ranger District Planning Winter/Spring Vegetation Treatments

Silver City, NM, January 6, 2021–For Immediate Release. The Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning four vegetation treatments this winter and spring to reduce hazardous fuels conditions, protect private infrastructure in the wildland urban interface, and improve wildlife habitat.  Smoke production should be light, and impacts kept to the local area. The […]

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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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