GILA NATIONAL FOREST, NEW MEXICO
The Baca Wildfire was ignited by lightning on May 12, 2017, about 6 miles NE of Quemado Lake and 10 miles south of the town of Quemado (Catron County), New Mexico.
Assigned to this fire are the following resources:
- IC Ricky Cox / Gila/Las Cruces Type 3 IMT
- 1 Wildland Fire Module
- 2 Hot Shot crews
- 4 Type 6 engines
- 1 Helicopter
- 41 Overhead
- 91 Total Personnel
The Baca Wildfire fire behavior has moderate backing. Due to the lessening winds, there was a small increase in acreage. The fire has backed itself SE to Baca Mesa.
There has been 2,566 acres of Ponderosa pine and grass that have been destroyed.
Firefighters will continue to monitor and patrol along the containment lines.
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