Gila National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3005 E. Camino del Bosque
Silver City, NM 88061
General Information: Apache Creek Campground is open, all other closures regarding the Buzzard fire remain the same.
Fire Operations: Minimal fire behavior has been observed, crews will continue to monitor and mop up. Due to inaccessible terrain, the southern portion of the Buzzard fire perimeter will not be fully contained until substantial rainfall occurs over the fire area.
Rehabilitation: The BAER Suppression repair work is also getting close to being completed, with the exception of removing hazard trees along the Eagle Peak road and FR 94 where there is high severity areas. The fire suppression repair and rehabilitation crews will continue to work a feller buncher removing roadside hazard trees, an excavator, and a dozer to construct water bars and pull material over control lines to aid in revegetation on the southeast side.
Fire Safety/Closures: The Gila National Forest is in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. Fire Danger is still rated as VERY HIGH. The area around the fire remains closed for public safety until lifted by the Gila National Forest. Roadblocks have been set up by local law enforcement. In support of this closure, the Continental Divide Trail has been rerouted around the fire closures. The trail reroute map is available at https://bit.ly/2GRESFw. More closure information is available at https://bit.ly/2LvwKhN.
Fire Information: Fire information can be found at https://nmfireinfo.com/and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5814/. For information on the Gila National Forest, please visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila or join the conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GilaNForest/ or follow us on Twitter @GilaNForest.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 approx. 03:00 PM|
|Location||10 miles east of Reserve New Mexico|
|Incident Commander||Scott Jones, ICT3, Marcus Cornwell, ICT3(t)|
|Coordinates||33.724 latitude, -108.538 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||85%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday July 05th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (grass and understory)
Minimal, smoldering, creeping
Hold and secure line.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Backing and flanking fire in Kiehne, Piney and Gabe Canyons
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.
Hot and dry conditions, but there will be a little increase in low level moisture from the east and southeast later Sunday night and again Tuesday evening. Afternoon winds will become lighter going into next week.