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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday July 08th, 2019 approx. 07:30 PM|
|Location||13 miles north of Mimbres, NM|
|Incident Commander||A. James, ICT3|
|Coordinates||33.102 latitude, -107.986 longitude|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday July 31st, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber, grass understory and short grasses
minimal creeping and smoldering
Monitor the fire progression to the west.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Expect fire to move west towards FSR 150 and in a northerly direction in the pine stringers.
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.