Gila National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3005 E Camino del Bosque
Silver City, NM 88061
Baca Fire, at 11,139 acres, located on the Quemado Ranger District of the Gila National Forest was called 90% contained on 6/29/2017. The closure order was lifted on 6/30/2017 @ 1000. Smoke has not been visible for a week. Will continue to be monitored from Mangus Lookout and patrol as needed.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday May 12th, 2017 approx. 05:00 PM|
|Location||The Baca Fire is located 4 miles east of Quemado Lake and 10 miles south of the town of Quemado, NM.|
|Incident Commander||Heath Barker, IC4|
|Coordinates||34.181 latitude, -108.404 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Timber (grass, litter and understory)
Minimal fire behavior with no smoke visible for more than a week.
Lifted closure order at 10:00 on 30 June 2017. Smoke not visible more than a week. Will continue to monitor from Mangus Lookout and patrol as needed.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Mangus Lookout will monitor fire activity
Dry air remains in place through Friday as a west flow continues in the region. Relative humidity remains in the single digits until a backdoor front from the east pushes through early Saturday morning.