#BacaFire | NM | 2

GILA NATIONAL FOREST, NEW MEXICO

INCIDENT SUMMARY

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.

The cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment has reached $1.1 Million.

RESOURCES

There are 2 type 1 crews, 2 wildland fire modules, 6 Type 6 engines and 1 type 3 helicopters.  About 43 miscellaneous overhead and a total of 139 personnel.

FIRE CONDITIONS

The Baca Wildfire fire behavior is moderate, creeping and smoldering.

There has been 6,604 acres of short grass and timber destroyed.  Fire crews have been able to successfully gain a 13% containment around the wildfire.

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