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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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Incident Contact

Marta Call
Phone: 575-388-8211
Hours: M-F 7-7; S-S 10-6

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 CommanderA. James, ICT3
Coordinates33.102 latitude, -107.986 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel30
Size640 Acres
Estimated Containment DateWednesday July 31st, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber, grass understory and short grasses

Significant Events

minimal creeping and smoldering


Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.