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Corral Fire

Unit Information

Gila National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
New Mexico
Silver City, NM 88061

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The Corral Fire is estimated at 20,240 acres. This fire is showing low behavior which is as it should in a fire-adapted ecosystem. Crews have been working to ensure that the fire does not cross Diamond Creek. The area has been black-lined south of the creek. No new growth is anticipated and will be monitored daily until measurable rain has been received. Forest Service Road 150 is open to motorists.

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 CommanderW. Oglesby, ICT4
Coordinates33.178 latitude, -108.124 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size20,300 Acres
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

minimal creeping, backing and smoldering.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor fire activity utilizing Black Mountain Lookout

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire activity, with pockets of unburned fuels within the fire perimeter.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Drier air aloft will continue to limit the number and coverage of storage today and Saturday. The better chances for storm development will be across the higher terrain where a dry lightning threat will exist.

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