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Turkey Fire

Unit Information

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

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This incident is no longer being updated.

The Turkey Fire will no longer be updated. The Turkey Fire and the Good Fire are close enough together that fire managers will manage it as one incident which will most likely be called the Good Fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday June 06th, 2020 approx. 08:15 AM
Location3 miles southeast of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Incident CommanderJ.Butler, ICT3
Coordinates33.183 latitude, -108.25 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel41
Size1,100 Acres
Fuels Involved

Timber, grass and understory, brush and tall grass.

Significant Events

moderate, flanking, backing, creeping


Planned Actions

Keep fire south of Little Creek.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire is projected to spread to the south, with minimal spread to the east, west and north.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Smoke continues to drift north from the Tadpole, Good and Turkey Fires as southerly winds continue over the region. Winds remain southerly tonight into Thursday. Elevated smoke may drift into portions of Sierra County tonight. In addition, showers and thunderstorms will possible across much on Thursday with dry lightning and gusty winds the threats. An isolated shower and thunderstorm threat will remain across the Continental Divide and into portions of the Gila through the weekend with minimum RH's near 20% across area mountains. Temperatures remain right around average through early next week and vent rates will be mainly very good to excellent through the weekend.