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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday May 26th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||6 Miles north of White Oaks, NM and in the Castle Garden Mesa area.|
|Incident Commander||Jon Freeman, Lincoln National Forest Smokey Bear Ranger District|
|Coordinates||33.808 latitude, -105.738 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||70%|
Ponderosa Pine, Pinon, Juniper, Grass
Weather conditions are hot and dry with winds from the southwest.