The lightning-caused Little Fire is approximately 312 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Gila Wilderness, Gila National Forest. This fire is approximately 4.5 miles west of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. This fire has black-lined itself and crossed the area of Little Creek and there is no visible smoke in the area. There are a few logs and a snag burning on the northwest side.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday June 28th, 2019 approx. 04:45 PM|
|Location||4.5 miles west of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument|
|Incident Commander||W. Oglesby, ICT4|
|Coordinates||33.228 latitude, -108.348 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday July 15th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber, grass and understory
|Projected Incident Activity|
Expect fire to move to the west/northwest.
Upper high will continue to dominate the weather pattern over the region into next week There has been an increase in moisture which will provide enough fuel for storms to develop, especially over the mountains and then moving onto the lowlands. Drier air will push into eastern areas this weekend which will keep storms mainly confined to areas west of the Continental Divide. High temperatures will continue to push the century mark and minimum relative humidity’s generally in the mid-teens to lower 20s across the lowlands. A more consistent monsoon pattern looks to become established later next week as the upper high pushes east.