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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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Spring Fire - June 11, 2019

Spring Fire Wildfire
News – 6/11/2019

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: 1 Type 6 engine, 6 smoke jumpers, 10 person hand crew

Size: 3,556 acres

Containment: 90%

Incident Commander: Gill

Summary:

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. A transfer of command took place yesterday morning; Incident Commander Trainee Gill is in charge of the fire.

Smoke is anticipated to be minimal today due to yesterday’s higher humidity, but small pockets of interior fuel are expected to continue to burn for the next few days. 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 or on Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6377/.

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