Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District
Start Date: June 5, 2019
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
Incident Commander: Gill
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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