#BacaFire | NM | Update 1

GILA NATIONAL FOREST, NEW MEXICO

Incident Summary | A fire ignited was caused by lightning on May 12, 2017, around 1700 hours on the Quemando Ranger District approximately six miles NE of Quemade Lake in Catron County, New Mexico.

Current Conditions | 670 acres of grass, litter and understory timber have been scorched.  There is minimal fire behavior and is smoldering.  Firefighters have successfully contained the fire perimeter to about 3% after.  The terrain is considered as rugged.

Smoke may be seen from Quenado, Pie Town, Horse Springs and Dati.

Resources | 11 personnel are assigned to this incident.  Command is Pete Valenzuela, IC3 unit along with support/overhead personnel.

Social Media | Hashtags being used are #BacaFire #NMwildfires2017 #NM

aerial photo of smoke on Baca Fire

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