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Mariposa Fire

Unit Information

Cibola National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2113 Osuna Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

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Incident Contact

Julie Padilla
Phone: 505-346-3823
Hours: 8AM- 4PM

Highlighted Activity

08/06/2018 Mariposa Fire Final Update
Grants, NM; August 6, 2018 – For Immediate Release: Sunday the 5th significant rain fell on the fire. Fire size remains at 895 acres. 50% contained Started by lightning on Sunday 7/29 on the Mt..
News - 08/06/2018

The Pecos Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands is scheduled to be transitioned back to local fire management on Friday, August 10, 2018

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSunday July 29th, 2018 approx. 02:00 PM
Location38 miles NE of Grants
Incident CommanderNathaniel Vallo
Coordinates35.477 latitude, -107.308 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel53
Size958 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained62%
Estimated Containment DateSunday August 12th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Grass, dead and down fuel and ladder fuel beneath Ponderosa Pine.

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Patrol, monitor and secure all fire line.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire spread expected.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Chances of precipitation increasing through Friday.