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Rael Fire

Unit Information

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

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Rael Fire

Rael Fire Wildfire
News – 3/2/2017


  • Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest

  • Rael Mesa

  • Catron County, New Mexico

    Start Date: March 2, 2017 Size: 500 acres

    Cause: Under investigation Vegetation: Grass

    Smoke: Smoke may be visible from NM Hwy 60

    Resources: 8 engines – four Forest Service, two Bureau of Land Management and 2 volunteer fire department

    Incident Commander: Shilow Norton, ICT-3

    Summary: The Rael Fire is burning on state, private and Forest Service lands in the area of Rael Mesa. Values at risk included some homes and power-lines which are being protected by fire fighters.

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