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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 4, 2020

Tadpole Fire Wildfire
News – 7/4/2020

 Tadpole Fire Update for July 4, 2020

Location:  5 miles north of Pinos Altos, NM                                      Size:  ~ 11,159 acres Start Date:  June 06, 2020                                                                     Cause:  Lightning            Vegetation:  Trees and Brush                                                              Containment: 70%   Strategy/Summary:   The Tadpole Fire has not advanced in the last few days. Interior smokes are being monitored by fire crews. Crews continue to monitor fire lines and check for hotspots. Highway 15 has been reopened. When traveling for the holiday weekend use caution at all times. Fire crews and apparatus will be present throughout the holiday weekend.  For public safety the fire area closure remains in effect.     Weather: Warm and dry conditions are predicted for the fire area. Minimum relative humidity will be in the teens along and west of the river while 20s are expected east on Saturday. Relative humidity will fall into the teen’s area wide for the lowlands Sunday. Winds will be generally in the 5-15 mph range.   For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at: or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. ### USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.