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Signal Fire Post Fire (BAER)

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Signal Fire Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Work Continues
Signal Fire Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Work Continues Silver City, NM July 1, 2014 As soon as the smoke settled on the Signal Fire, Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team members... more

INCIDENT UPDATED 7/1/2014

Approximate Location

32.934 latitude, -108.195 longitude

Incident Overview

Creating driveable low-water crossing to allow water to flow over road freely

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The Signal Fire was reported by the Signal Peak Lookout Tower (located approximately 10 miles north of Silver City) Sunday, May 11. The fire grew to 5,484 acres and is now fully contained. Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) work has begun to stabilize and restore areas impacted by the fire. Seeding of high severity burn areas will begin in early July. An area closure is still in effect for the Signal Mountain area.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeBurned Area Emergency Response
CauseHuman
Date of OriginSunday May 11th, 2014 approx. 03:00 PM
Location10 miles north of Silver City

Current Situation

Total Personnel3
Size5,484 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateThursday May 22nd, 2014 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber, grass, understory

Outlook

Planned Actions

BAER work is on-going. Seeding contract has been let, seeding to begin in early July

Projected Incident Activity

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Unit Information

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Gila National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3005 E. Camino Del Bosque
Silver City, NM 88061

Incident Contact

Mike Natharius
Phone: 575-388-8246

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