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Little Fire

Unit Information

Gila National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3005 E. Camino del Bosque
Silver City, NM 88061

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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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday June 28th, 2019 approx. 04:45 PM
Location4.5 miles west of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Incident CommanderW. Oglesby, ICT4
Coordinates33.228 latitude, -108.348 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size312 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber, grass and understory

Significant Events

minimal

Outlook

Projected Incident Activity

Expect fire to move to the west/northwest.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.