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Elk Fire

Unit Information

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

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News Releases — Elk Fire

Elk Fire Update - Saturday, June 15, 2019 Released: 6/15/2019
The Elk fire is burning on National Forest System lands and a small portion of private land, approximately 23 miles southeast of Quemado, New Mexico. The fire is burning in remote and rugged...
Elk Fire Update - Friday, June 14, 2019 Released: 6/14/2019
The Elk fire is burning on National Forest System lands and a small portion of private land, approximately 23 miles southeast of Quemado, New Mexico. The fire is burning in remote and rugged...
Elk Fire Update - Thursday, June 13, 2019 Released: 6/13/2019
Fire Activity: Fire activity increased Wednesday causing fire managers to respond with burn out operations between the established eastern control features and the fire to secure the eastern flank. ...
Elk Fire Update - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Released: 6/12/2019
Fire Activity: Fire activity over the last 24 hours has diminished, however, smoke was visible during the afternoon as winds and dryer air moved into the area. Summary: Aided by Monday afternoon...
Elk Fire Update – Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Released: 6/11/2019
Fire Activity: Fire activity over the last 24 hours has been low to moderate intensity, with dead fallen trees and brush piles burning. Late afternoon showers diminished fire behavior. Summary:...
Elk Fire - June 9, 2019 Released: 6/9/2019
Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: June 6, 2019 Size: 250 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Transitional moving up Mangas Mountain...
Update on Elk Fire - June 8, 2019 Released: 6/8/2019
Elk Fire Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: June 6, 2019 Size: 63 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Transitional moving up...
Elk Fire - June 7, 2019 Released: 6/7/2019
Elk Fire Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: June 6, 2019 Size: 10 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: ponderosa pine; stringers...