Gila National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3005 E. Camino del Bosque
Silver City, NM 88061
Location: West of Bill Lee Mesa, Quemado Ranger District
Start Date: June 5, 2019 Size: ~28 acres Cause: Lightning
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine
Resources: Two Type 6 engines, 5-firefighters
Incident Commander: C. Pierson, ICT5 Strategy: Full suppression
Strategy: Fire personnel continue to secure perimeter.
Location: approximately ½ mile southwest of Bishop Peak
Start Date: June 5, 2019 Size: ~400 acres Cause: Lightning
Vegetation: Continuous ponderosa pine
Resources: one Type 6 engines, Gila IHC, 1 Type 2 Crew
Incident Commander: G. Castanon
Strategy: Confine and contain. Activity on the fire included burning the containment perimeter, holding the road network, and allowing fire to be reintroduced in the containment boundary. Fire behavior has been low severity.
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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