The Lincoln National Forest is planning to allow the lightning-caused Middle Fire on the Sacramento Ranger District to fulfill its natural role of reducing forest fuels in hopes of reducing high-severity wildfire in the future.
Fire managers expect the Middle Fire to grow as it moves west through ponderosa pine in the bottom of Middle Canyon.
Located about 8 miles southeast of Weed and 10 miles southeast of Mayhill, the low-intensity fire is in an ideal location with no homes, infrastructure or other values at risk. There are no closure orders in effect..
Forest managers have established a planning area where the fire will be allowed to grow. This does not mean the wildfire will move across the entire planning area. Weather conditions and terrain will be significant factors in long-term activity. Rain is expected throughout the week.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday August 31st, 2019 approx. 12:30 PM|
|Location||10 miles SE of Mayhill, NM|
|Incident Commander||Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest|
|Coordinates||32.77 latitude, -105.361 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||50%|
Ponderosa Pine, Grass
Patrol and monitor
Rain is forecast throughout the week.