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Apache Fire

Unit Information

Gila National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3005 E. Camino del Bosque
Silver City, NM 88061

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The Apache Fire, currently at 163 acres, was reported on Wednesday, September 4. It is located on the southwest slope of Apache Mountain, at approximately 8,500 feet elevation. The fire is located in very steep, 90-100% slope, inaccessible terrain. The fire is currently burning in mixed conifer and ponderosa pine with heavy amounts of down and dead material. Fire growth remains primarily to the southeast, with some growth upslope towards the east.

On Friday, the plan is to begin burning in the interior of the fire to clean up pockets of dead and down. This burn-out operation will create increased smoke. The 10-person Escondido Wildland Fire Module and the seven-person NM State engine are on scene and assisting with this incident

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday September 04th, 2019 approx. 10:15 AM
LocationApache Creek
Incident CommanderJ. Gutierrez, ICT5
Coordinates33.915 latitude, -108.613 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel26
Size180 Acres
Estimated Containment DateThursday October 31st, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber grass and understory, litter grass and understory

Significant Events

Minimal, smoldering


Planned Actions

Projected Incident Activity

The fire has had minimal growth due to not receiving expected moisture.