The lightning-caused Ghost Fire, reported on Saturday, August 3 is approximately 40 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in Catron County, NM. It is burning in ponderosa pine pinyon juniper, oak, and grass approximately 3 miles east of Collins Park. The crew and two engines plan to keep the fire south of the Bursum Road in Y Canyon, east of FR 4047U, and north of FR 4047Z. The fire is visible from Elk Springs Subdivision and NM Highway 12 as crews burn out in advance of the fire. The Fire is exhibiting moderate to low fire effects. This particular area is drier than most of the surrounding area, but is anticipated to receive rain with the current forecast.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday August 03rd, 2019 approx. 01:45 PM|
|Location||5 miles north of Elk Springs subdivision and 11 miles southeast of Reserve NM|
|Incident Commander||W. Shellhorn, ICT5|
|Coordinates||33.662 latitude, -108.411 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||60%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday August 08th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Grass and understory)
Monitor as needed
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hrs: Burn out and hold confinement boundary
24 hrs: Monitor interior fire effects and hold existing line
48 hrs: Continue to mop up and secure line
72 hrs: demob most resources.
Outflow winds and lightning from thunder cells