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Ranch Fire

Unit Information

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

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General Information: Ranch Fire transitioned to a Type 4 organization. Several of the resources demobilizing will remain at the Luna Work Center for initial attack response.

Fire Operations: Minimal fire behavior was observed yesterday. Crews will continue holding and mop up the entire fire perimeter.

Fire resources will be assisting Navopache Power as they repair their damaged power line infrastructure. Pleasanton, Glenwood, and Brushy Mountain communication site have power provided by portable generator.

US Highway 180 is open. Please use caution when traveling through the stretch of US Highway 180 affected by the fire. There will still be fire personnel utilizing the highway, along with the threat of rolling rock and debris.

Fire Safety/Closures: The Gila National Forest is in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. Fire Danger is still rated as VERY HIGH.

Fire Information: Fire information can be found at on Inciweb at For information on the Gila National Forest, please visit or join the conversation on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @GilaNForest.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday June 21st, 2018 approx. 03:15 AM
Location9 Miles SW of Reserve
Incident CommanderT. Keith ICT4, J.Sweeney ICT4(t)
Coordinates33.599 latitude, -108.892 longitude

Current Situation

Size385 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass and Understory)

Significant Events

Minimal, smoldering, creeping


Planned Actions

Mop-up, secure and hold fires edge around entirety on incident perimeter. Transition to ICT5.

Projected Incident Activity

Continue to work towards containment of the incident.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

High pressure aloft will remain in control of our weather for the next few days. This will bring light winds and sunny-mostly sunny days for the majority of our areas. Exception will be the Sacramento mountains and higher elevations in the Gila region each afternoon, where isolated build-ups or high-based storms will be possible. Storm chances improve starting Thursday, as the high shifts east and allows monsoon-driven moisture to move up our way from the south.