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Elk Fire

Unit Information

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

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This incident is no longer being updated.

The Elk Fire is 100% contained as of June 27, 2019.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday June 06th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Location23 miles SE of Quemado
Incident CommanderM. Burnham, ICT4
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates33.999 latitude, -108.251 longitude

Current Situation

Size1,819 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Significant Events

Moderate, flanking, backing and creeping.


Planned Actions

Monitor and patrol the fire edge.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal movement within existing fire perimeter. Interior flanking, backing and creeping. Possible occasional single tree torching. Minimal smoke production as interior pockets consume.