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Roberts Fire

Unit Information

Cibola National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2113 Osuna Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

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The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019. The fire is currently burning in Ponderosa Pine, grass, and brush in steep terrain with limited access.

All Temporary Closure Orders have been lifted. Within the past 7 days there has been no smoke visible within the Roberts Fire perimeter. As of 4:00 PM on Friday, August 16, 2019 the Roberts Fire is 100% contained.

For more information regarding the Roberts Fire, please contact the Magdalena Ranger District at (575) 854-2281, Monday-Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM..

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday July 13th, 2019 approx. 01:45 PM
Location2 miles North of Springtime Campground
Incident CommanderKen Watkins - Duty Officer/ Forest Service
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates33.61 latitude, -107.406 longitude

Current Situation

Size5,020 Acres
Fuels Involved

Timber and brush

Significant Events



Planned Actions

Continue to track weather and monitor fair behavior.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire activity is projected to be minimal with little to no movement expected. Past 7 days no visible smoke.


This is the last daily 209 update unless significant changes occur. All closures have been lifted.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot with some near record high temperatures, dry and unstable conditions through the weekend and into Monday before potential for a modest cooldown and increase in showers and storms by the middle of next week. Some dry showers and storms this afternoon and early evening, trending toward wetter into the eastern plains. Cell motion will be to the east. Storms will be absent Saturday and Sunday. Locally critical fire weather conditions possible for Saturday and Sunday in northeastern New Mexico. Widespread fair to poor overnight humidity recoveries tonight through Sunday night before improving.