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.