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Lone Mountain Fire

Unit Information

Lincoln National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3463 Las Palomas
Alamogordo, NM 88310

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Incident Contact

Laura Rabon
Phone: 575-434-7290
Hours: M-F 8am to 5pm

The Lone Mountain Fire began on May 26, 2019, and is located about 6 miles north of White Oaks, NM on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest. Pinon-juniper, limited grass, and a few ponderosa pines cover most of the area where the fire is located. The fuel type, location and weather conditions make the Lone Mountain Fire a unique and ideal candidate for a confine-and-contain fire and could allow fire managers to reduce the number of pinon/juniper trees, fuel on the ground and create the space for more grass to grow.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday May 26th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Location6 Miles north of White Oaks, NM and in the Castle Garden Mesa area.
Incident CommanderJon Freeman, Lincoln National Forest Smokey Bear Ranger District
Incident Description
Coordinates33.808 latitude, -105.738 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel20
Size910 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained70%
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine, Pinon, Juniper, Grass

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Weather conditions are hot and dry with winds from the southwest.