Gila National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Silver City, NM 88061
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday June 06th, 2017 approx. 04:00 PM|
|Location||16 miles west of Winston, NM|
|Incident Commander||V. Alcorta, ICT4; W. Shelhorn ICT4(t)|
|Coordinates||33.319 latitude, -107.904 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||75%|
Timber (grass and understory), short grass (1 foot); timber litter and understory
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