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Pine Lodge Fire

Unit Information

Lincoln National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3463 Las Palomas
Alamogordo, NM 88310

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The Pine Lodge Fire started on June 19, 2019 on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest and burned approximately 15,000 acres. A Burned Area Emergency Response Team has assessing the burned area and made recommendations for road stabilization within the burned area, hazard signs for the roads, caution signs for trails intersecting the burned area, storm patrol and early detection of non-native invasive species of plants. Implementation of these recommendations began July 31, 2019 and will be on going throughout August.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown, Under Investigation
Date of OriginFriday July 19th, 2019 approx. 01:45 PM
Location5 miles NW of Arabela, NM
Incident CommanderSmokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest
Incident DescriptionFull Suppression
Coordinates33.624 latitude, -105.244 longitude

Current Situation

Size15,044 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Short Grass(1 foot), Closed Timber Litter, Timber (Litter and Understory). Primary carriers include grass, pinyon-juniper (PJ), and ponderosa pine litter. The 2004 Peppin Fire created heavy dead and down fuels at all elevations and in all fuel types.

Significant Events

Fire Behavior: Minimal


Planned Actions


Current Weather

Weather Concerns