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Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Marta Call
Phone: 575-388-8201
Hours: M-F 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Firefighters on the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire have completed the 10,000 acre project over the last three days of operations. As fuels burn down over the next several days smoke in the area will become less each day. Overall impacts to the local area remain light during the day and heavy along Highway 59 at night. Communities within the Rio Grande Valley should not notice much smoke production from the prescribed fire. The prescribed fire may contribute to additional hazy skies near the Beaverhead Work Center in the Gila National Forest, however smoke impacts to local communities are expected to stay in the good range during the day.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginTuesday May 28th, 2019 approx. 12:00 PM
Incident CommanderW.Bayse, RXBB
Coordinates33.515 latitude, -108.038 longitude

Current Situation

Size9,300 Acres


Planned Actions

monitor and hold all lines