Gila National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3005 E. Camino del Bosque
Silver City, NM 88061
Location: 12 miles south of Winston, NM, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest
Start Date: June 29, 2019
Vegetation: pinyon juniper mixed with grasses
Resources: twoType 2 Initial Attack (IA) crews, four Hot Shot crews, two FS engines, seven smokejumpers
Size: ~445 acres
Incident Commander: Matt Britt, ICT3, Colten Moor, ICT3(t)
Summary: The Wagonbed Fire, is burning on National Forest System Lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Sierra County, New Mexico. The strategy for this fire is full suppression. Mapping of the fire line has given a more accurate accounting of the acreage. Today’s operations include continuing to secure the perimeter. Over the next 3-4 days fire managers will start to release resources and transition to a Type 3 organization.
Smoke is visible from the town of Winston, Hermosa, and Truth or Consequences, NM. Smoke from fire rises up and away during the daytime, but in the evening can pool down in canyons, drainages, and basis. 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 and Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6406/.