Lincoln National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Smoke may be visible in the area of Queen, Carlsbad and Artesia, NM.
A lightning strike started the low-intensity Kellar Fire, giving fire managers on the Lincoln National Forest the opportunity to use a natural ignition to restore fire to the landscape and achieve multiple resource benefits.
The Kellar Fire is located northeast of Queen, NM. Fire managers looked at the fire’s location, conditions on the ground, and historic fire behavior to assess risks and predict fire behavior. The analysis determined that the Kellar Fire is a good candidate to manage for multiple objectives, including reducing pinon/juniper density, which will enhance long-term forage production, increase resiliency to wildfire and provide additional fire protection to the community of Queen, NM.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 approx. 09:45 AM|
|Location||North of Queen, NM|
|Incident Commander||Guadalupe Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest|
|Incident Description||The Kellar Fire Is Burning On The Guadalupe Ranger District Of The Lincoln National Forest. The Fire Was Discovered The Morning Of May 22, 2018.|
|Coordinates||32.212 latitude, -104.679 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
Pinon/Juniper, Grass and Brush
Crews will continue to monitor the burn area. In the coming days fire personnel will begin being released from the fire.
A hot and dry weather pattern has settled in over the fire area. Moderate southwest winds.