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Round Fire

Unit Information

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

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The Round Fire, at ~7,000 acres is burning on the Gila National Forest in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness. The fire is being managed for multiple resource objectives with the primary objective of maintaining and restoring fire’s natural role in the forest. The fire will restore and enhance diverse ecosystems including Mexican spotted owl habitat. By fire maintaining its natural role in the ecosystem, the potential for catastrophic wildfire is reduced. Fire behavior remains minimal and continues under the supervision of a Type 4 organization. Rehabilitation efforts have begun including reseeding scar areas, rehabbing roads and rebuilding any fences affected by the fire.

There are no area, road, or trail closures relating to the Round Fire at this time. The Gila National Forest is currently open to the public. Isolated smoke may be seen on the interior if you are on a high bluff, but should not affecting camping or driving.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginTuesday June 06th, 2017 approx. 04:00 PM
Location16 miles west of Winston, NM
Incident CommanderV. Alcorta, ICT4; W. Shelhorn ICT4(t)
Coordinates33.319 latitude, -107.904 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size7,524 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained75%
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass and understory), short grass (1 foot); timber litter and understory

Significant Events

minimal, creeping

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to monitor fire behavior in Dry Diamond drainage by Black Mountain Lookout and Lookout Mountain Lookout.

Projected Incident Activity

Spread will be limited due to daily afternoon thunderstorms, and overnight relative humidity recovery

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