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Gurule Fire

Unit Information

Carson National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
208 Cruz Alta Road
Taos, NM 87571

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Low to moderate fire behavior is expected to remain well within the interior of the containment lines. Firefighters will continue to patrol and monitor containment lines around the perimeter of the fire.

This will be the final update for the Gurule Fire from the Incident Management Team. The Gurule Fire will transition from the Type 3 Organization to a lower complexity Type 4 Organization tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. The Carson National Forest will provide additional information if significant activity occurs.

Incident Commander Jamie Long, on behalf of his entire team, would like to extend sincere thanks for the cooperation, patience, and gracious welcome we experienced in your communities while assigned to this wildfire.

If you have any questions please contact the El Rito Ranger District at, 575-581-4554.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday June 07th, 2019 approx. 04:03 AM
Location10 miles northwest of El Rito, NM
Incident CommanderType 4
Incident DescriptionNatural Caused Wildfire, Managed For Multiple Objectives.
Coordinates36.502 latitude, -106.269 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel30
Size2,360 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass Understory)

Significant Events

Creeping, smoldering


Projected Incident Activity

Fire activity will be minimal as Type 4 organization is in place.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A warming trend will continue into Wednesday with higher temperature and lower humidity