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Roaring Fire

Unit Information

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

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Reynolds and Roaring Fire – June 6, 2019

Roaring Fire Wildfire
News – 6/6/2019

Reynolds Fire

Location: West of Bill Lee Mesa, Quemado Ranger District

Start Date: June 5, 2019 Size: ~28 acres Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Continuous ponderosa pine

Resources: Type 3 helicopter, Type 1 helicopter, one seven-person handcrew, two Type 6 engines,

Incident Commander: M. Burnham Strategy: Full suppression

Roaring Fire

Location: approximately ½ mile southwest of Bishop Peak

Start Date: June 5, 2019 Size: ~17.5 acres Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Continuous ponderosa pine

Resources: two Type 6 engines, Gila IHC, Escondido Wildland Fire Module

Incident Commander: G. Castanon Strategy: Confine and contain

Summary:

The Reynolds Fire and the Roaring Fire on burning on National Forest System lands on the Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest.

Smoke from fire rises up and away during the daytime, but in the evening smoke can pool back down in canyons, drainages, and basins. For information on air quality and protecting your health, and to find guidance on distances and visibility, please visit https://nmtracking.org/fire. Fire information can be found at nmfireinfo.com.

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