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Skid 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 Skid Fire is approximately 165 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness. This fire has low intensity fire behavior with minimal smoldering and backing.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday July 10th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Location2 miles northeast of Reeds Peak
Incident CommanderD. Fahl, ICT4
Coordinates33.164 latitude, -107.82 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size165 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained41%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday July 20th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Brush and timber litter and understory

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering and backing


Planned Actions

Will allow fire to move throughout the Aldo Leopold Wilderness

Projected Incident Activity

Fire will continue to creep to the northwest and northeast