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Corral Fire

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Corral Fire 6/21/2017
The Corral Fire is estimated at 16,924 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers. The fire received some precipitation and... more

INCIDENT UPDATED 1:49 HRS. AGO

Approximate Location

33.178 latitude, -108.124 longitude

Incident Overview

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The Corral Fire is estimated at 16,924 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers. The fire received some precipitation and thunderstorms are expected through Thursday. Operations for the next 3-5 days included continuing to prep FR 150 and Middle Mesa Trail to the boundary of the Gila Wilderness.

Forest Service Road 150 is open to motorists. Traffic will be heavier than usual, so please exercise caution and yield to fire vehicles as needed.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSunday June 04th, 2017 approx. 07:00 PM
Location2.5 miles west of FR150 and 2 miles south of Diamond Creek
Incident CommanderJason Smith, IC3

Current Situation

Total Personnel43
Size17,029 Acres
Estimated Containment DateTuesday July 04th, 2017 approx. 08:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Tall grass, Timber litter and understory. Grass and juniper on the ridge tops with ponderosa pine stringers in the drainage bottoms.

Significant Events

Active, single tree torching, short range spotting and flanking

Outlook

Planned Actions

Hold active fire on FR 150

Projected Incident Activity

Light-moderate fire behavior spreading to the northeast and east. Observed creeping, backing and isolated single tree torching. Some isolated flanking runs.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Partly cloudy w/isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Light west winds in the a.m. and then gusty, erratic winds near thunderstorms.

Unit Information

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Gila National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3005 E Camino del Bosque
Silver City, 35 88061
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