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Unit Information

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

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Location: 1-1/2 miles southwest of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument                                          

Start Date:  June 28, 2020                             Cause:  Lightning              Size:  ~17,915 acres

Vegetation:   Timber, Tall Grass, Brush                                                    Containment: 60%

Strategy/Summary: This lightning-caused fire is burning on National Forest System lands in the Gila Wilderness. There has been little progression on this fire. This is the final update on the fire unless significant changes occur.

Weather: Wind will remain about 10-15 mph with a possibility of increased moisture east of the Continental Divide. Storm chances will decrease by midweek and predicted weather will be very hot and dry. Temperatures are predicted to reach nearly 10 degrees above normal by Friday.

Smoke: Smoke from the fire rises up and away during the daytime, but in the evenings, smoke can pool back down in canyons, drainages, and basins.  For information on air quality and protecting your health, and to find guidance on distances and visibility, please visit Fire information can be found at

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday June 06th, 2020 approx. 10:15 AM
Location1.5 miles southwest of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Incident CommanderR. Woods-ICT4
Coordinates33.183 latitude, -108.333 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size17,950 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber, grass and understory, tall grass and brush

Significant Events

Minimal, creeping and smoldering.


Planned Actions

Monitor fire from Highway 35 and Black Mountain Lookout

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal activity in Miller Springs area.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns