Gila National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3005 E Camino del Bosque
Silver City, NM 88061
Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest
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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