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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: 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: 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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