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Bear 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 Bear Fire is approximately 1,350 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Black Range Ranger District. This fire is approximately 25 miles northwest of Winston, NM. Minimal fire activity is occurring and is moderated by occasional precipitation.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday July 09th, 2019 approx. 05:00 PM
Location25 miles NW of Winston, NM
Incident CommanderType 5 IC
Coordinates33.576 latitude, -107.984 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size832 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday August 10th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber, grass and understory, short grass

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering


Planned Actions

Continue to monitor with Lookout Mountain lookout and district resources until declared out.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal growth

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Afternoon thunderstorms and precipitation will limit fire spread.

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