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Spring Fire

Unit Information

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

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Update on Spring Fire - Black Range RD

Spring Fire Wildfire
News – 6/10/2019

Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District

Start Date: June 5, 2019

Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: ponderosa pine, pinyon juniper, grasslands, heavy dead and down from previous fires

Resources: four Type 6 engines, 1 T2-IA crew, 6 smoke jumpers, 8 person hand crew

Size: ~3,500 acres

Containment: 40%

Incident Commander: Watson


The Spring Fire, is burning on National Forest System lands in Sierra County, New Mexico. This fire is burning in an area that has had both natural and prescribed fire. The values include multiple historic structures, private lands, wildlife, and fencing. The strategy for this fire is confine and contain.

Smoke from fire rises up and away during the daytime, but in the evening smoke can pool back down in canyons, drainages, and basins. Smoke is anticipated to be minimal today on the fire as lower temperatures and higher humilities arrive in the area. For information on air quality and protecting your health, and to find guidance on distances and visibility, please visit Fire information can be found at

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