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South 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 South Fire remains at 3,060 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness. It received some precipitation on Sunday and today, which decreased fire activity.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday June 29th, 2019 approx. 07:45 PM
Location5-1/2 miles east of FSR 150, Gila National Forest
Incident CommanderR. Gallardo, ICT4
Coordinates33.23 latitude, -107.97 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size3,060 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Short grass, timber and grass understory. Dead and downed logs from previous fire activity in 2009 (Diamond-Meason)

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering


Planned Actions

continue to monitor using Forest Service lookouts.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire activity has diminished with the monsoonal flow currently over the area. Expect minimal fire movement in any direction for the next few days.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns