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Foster Fire

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300 W. Congress St. 
300 W. Congress St. 

Incident Contacts

Fire Information
Phone: 520-282-0436

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 he  Foster Fire was reported on May 29, 2022, at 12:53 PM in the Peloncillo Mountains, Douglas Ranger District, Coronado National Forest. The fire is about 22 miles south of Rodeo, New Mexico.

Late in the evening on May 29th a Type 3 Incident Command Team lead by Incident Commander Chad Rice assumed command of the fire.   

The Foster Fire official acreage is at 7,598 with containment remaining at 82%. Resources have continued to be released and all have been reassigned to different incidents. Today  the incident will be transferred to a local Douglas Ranger District Type 4 Team and the remaining off district resources will be reassigned. The fire is currently not threatening any structures or other resource values.

Aviation / Drone Restrictions: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) and any private aircraft or drone that violates the TFR could face serious criminal charges. For more information on drones the public can visit the FAA’s website at “If you fly, we can’t!”

Basic Information
Current as of Thu, 11/17/2022 - 19:39
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Human
Date of Origin
Location 22 Miles South of Rodeo, NM
Incident Commander Chad Rice and
Mike Starr (t)
Incident Description Wildfire
Coordinates 31° 30' 52'' Latitude
-109° 1'
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 140
Size 7,598 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 82%
Estimated Containment Date 2022-06-06 23:45:00
Fuels Involved

Timber - Juniper

Significant Events

Minimal Smoldering

Planned Actions

Patrol, mop-up, secure perimeter. Provide initial attack coverage for local unit.

Projected Incident Activity

12 Hours: Transition to Type 4 IC

Current Weather
Weather Concerns

Single digit day time relative humidity, high winds, minimal relative humidity recovery over night.