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Elk Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Marta Call
Phone: 575-519-0103
Hours: M-F 7-6, S-S 8-6

The Elk Fire is 229 acres and 100% contained. Incident command has transitioned to the Jackson IHC, with Darren Smith as ICT4 and Karel Williams as ICT4-trainee. All resources except for the Jackson, MS Type 1 IA crew will be released today. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginWednesday March 31st, 2021 approx. 10:00 AM
Location30 miles east of Reserve, Catron County, NM. east of Elk Mountain.
Incident CommanderDarren Smith,ICT4; Karel Williams, ICT4t
Coordinates33.833 latitude, -108.271 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel20
Size229 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday April 07th, 2021 approx. 11:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Short grass, one foot