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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
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.


Planned Actions

Monitor and patrol.