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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
Email: laura.rabon@usda.gov
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
CauseLightning
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 Personnel16
Size910 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained70%
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine, Pinon, Juniper, Grass

Outlook

Planned Actions

Crews will be holding off on ignitions for the day. They may conduct ignitions over the weekend in the Black Ridge area.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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