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Middle Fire

Unit Information

Lincoln National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3463 Las Palomas
Alamogordo, NM 88310

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Incident Contact

Laura Rabon
Email: laura.rabon@usda.gov
Phone: 505-681-2837
Hours: M-F 8am to 5pm

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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSaturday August 31st, 2019 approx. 12:30 PM
Location10 miles SE of Mayhill, NM
Incident CommanderSacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest
Coordinates32.77 latitude, -105.361 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel22
Size785 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained50%
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine, Grass

Outlook

Planned Actions

Patrol and monitor

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Rain is forecast throughout the week.