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Spring 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
Email: marta.call@usda.gov
Phone: 575-388-8211
Hours: M-F 7-7; S-S 8-5

The lightning-caused Spring Fire is at 3,556 acres and 90% containment, is burning on National Forest System lands in Sierra County, New Mexico. This fire is burning in an area that has had both natural and prescribed fire. The values include multiple historic structures, private lands, wildlife, and fencing. The strategy for this fire is confine and contain. A transfer of command took place yesterday morning; Incident Commander Trainee Gill is in charge of the fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginWednesday June 05th, 2019 approx. 08:45 PM
Locationnorthwest of Winston, NM; off of NM Hwy 59
Incident CommanderGill
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates33.499 latitude, -107.897 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel22
Size3,556 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

timber grass and understory, short grasses

Significant Events

moderate, creeping, torching, wind-driven runs

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Strong erratic downbursts from localized thunderstorm cells