Skip to main content

Buzzard Fire

Unit Information

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

USFS Shield

This incident is no longer being updated.

skidder operationsImage options: [ Full Size ]

The Buzzard Fire remains at 50,296 acres and 90% contained. The fire transitioned to a Type 4 organization on June 30. The fire is in monitor status and BAER work continues.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday May 22nd, 2018 approx. 03:00 PM
Location10 miles east of Reserve New Mexico
Incident CommanderS.Norton, District FMO
Coordinates33.724 latitude, -108.538 longitude

Current Situation

Size50,296 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass and understory)

Significant Events

Minimal, smoldering


Planned Actions

Monitor fire area from Eagle Peak LO, and continue BAER work on Eagle Peak Road system.

Projected Incident Activity


An area closure is in effect for the fire area (Order No. 6-18-005). Road closures exist at FR 233 at Hwy 12; FR 94 at FR 054; FR 47 at FR 4038D. Portions of the Continental Divide Trail are closed to the public, the trail has been re-routed. Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect on the Gila National Forest.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Area has been receiving good moisture due to the monsoons, and potential flooding is a concern.