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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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The Lone Mountain Fire is being used to reintroduce fire into the landscape in order to promote species diversity and a healthy, natural landscape.Image options: [ Full Size ]

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 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
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSunday May 26th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Location14 Miles northeast of Carrizozo, NM.
Incident CommanderLincoln National Forest Smokey Bear Ranger District
Incident Description
Coordinates33.808 latitude, -105.739 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel2
Size3,631 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine, Pinyon, Juniper, Grass

Significant Events

Monitor and patrol.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor and patrol.