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Copperton RX Burn, Mt Taylor RD

Unit Information

Cibola National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2113 Osuna Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

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Starting on 10/20/21: Fire crews are looking at burning more units of the Redondo RX project. 1,907 acres on the Copperton unit located three miles west of Post Office Flats on Forest Service Road (FSR) 480 in the Zuni Mountains, and 663 acres on the Sawyer unit four miles west of Post Office Flats. Smoke may be visible in the surrounding areas of Ramah, Gallup, Thoreau, Bluewater, Grants and Millan.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginWednesday October 20th, 2021 approx. 09:00 AM
LocationCopperton unit located three miles west of Post Office Flats on Forest Service Road (FSR) 480 in the Zuni Mountains, Mt Taylor Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands, NM
Incident CommanderEdward Baca, Acting FMO Mt Taylor RD
Incident DescriptionPrescribed Burn
Coordinates35.159 latitude, -108.105 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel24
Size1,907 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine

Outlook

Planned Actions

Tuesday 19th – Burn 179 acre block 5 (hand ignition)

Wednesday 20th – Burn 772 acre block 2 (hand/ariel ignition)

Thursday 21st – Burn 956 acre block 1 (hand/ariel ignition)

Friday thru the weekend - Hold and Mop-up if needed

Projected Incident Activity

Yesterday (10/21/21) fire crews completed burns on 178 acres in block 5. Today they plan to secure lines and monitor. No additional ignitions are planned for the remainder of the week.

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