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Tadpole Fire

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

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Tadpole Fire Update - July 1, 2020

Tadpole Fire Wildfire
News – 7/1/2020

 Tadpole Fire Update for July 1, 2020

Location:  5 miles north of Pinos Altos, NM Start Date:  June 06, 2020                          Cause:  Lightning             Size:  ~ 11,159 acres Vegetation:  Trees and Brush                                                              Containment: 70%   Strategy/Summary: The southern end of the Tadpole Fire remains active with smoldering fire behavior. Fire crews are working in close coordination with a helicopter equipped with a bucket of water to cool hotspots near the fire line. Fire crews are closely monitoring the lines in Wilson Canyon. They continue to patrol the lines looking for hotspots. Road work continues on Highway 15. Rehabilitation efforts are occurring to minimize impacts of fire suppression efforts on the land.     Weather: Moisture will gradually increase to bring minimum relative humidity values above critical levels into the upper teens for Wednesday.   For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at: or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.