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Baca Wildfire

Unit Information

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

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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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday May 12th, 2017 approx. 05:00 PM
LocationThe Baca Fire is located 4 miles east of Quemado Lake and 10 miles south of the town of Quemado, NM.
Incident CommanderHeath Barker, IC4
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates34.181 latitude, -108.404 longitude

Current Situation

Size11,139 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass, litter and understory)

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior with no smoke visible for more than a week.


Planned Actions

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

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.