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Rocky Fire

Unit Information

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

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Final Update - Rocky Fire:

The lightning-caused Rocky Fire remains at 640 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness. This fire is demonstrating low fire behavior with some growth to the north and west and remains east of Forest Road 150.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday July 08th, 2019 approx. 07:30 PM
Location13 miles north of Mimbres, NM
Incident CommanderT. Oliver, ICT4
Coordinates33.102 latitude, -107.986 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel9
Size690 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber, grass understory and short grasses

Significant Events

minimal smoldering


Planned Actions

Monitor the fire progression to the west.

Projected Incident Activity

Expect fire to move west towards FSR 150

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

One more day of mostly high terrain precipitation chances today, as moisture begins to arrive from the north and the upper high shifts westward. Rain chances will be highest over the Gila Region, with only isolated showers and thunderstorms elsewhere. High temperatures will be near normal for late July with minimum RH in the 20-30% range. Winds will be from the northwest over the Gila and AZ/NM border.