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
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday September 04th, 2019 approx. 10:15 AM|
|Incident Commander||G. Castanon, ICT4|
|Coordinates||33.915 latitude, -108.613 longitude|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday October 31st, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber grass and understory, litter grass and understory
Minimal, smoldering and creeping
Burn-out operations in the interior to clean up dead and down fuels
|Projected Incident Activity|
The fire is predicted to grow 30-50 acres/day.