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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday June 29th, 2019 approx. 07:45 PM|
|Location||5-1/2 miles east of FSR 150, Gila National Forest|
|Incident Commander||A. James, ICT4|
|Coordinates||33.23 latitude, -107.97 longitude|
Short grass, timber and grass understory. Dead and downed logs from previous fire activity in 2009 (Diamond-Meason)
Moderate, creeping and smoldering
continue to monitor using Forest Service lookouts and aerial reconnaissance.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Fire is currently spreading in a northeasterly direction with little spread to the west.
A continued monsoonal pattern is expected as we head into the weekend, with daily thunderstorm chances. Rain chances will be highest over mountain zones. Temperatures will be slightly above normal with afternoon min RH in the 20-30% range over the weekend.
Weak afternoon winds will lead to Fair to Good ventilation rates most days. A backdoor cold front arrives on Sunday with slightly cooler temperatures behind it. Winds will turn to the east along with increased moisture and lift promoting more numerous thunderstorm coverage Monday and Tuesday, with localized flooding the primary threat.