Incident Summary – A wildfire ignited by lightning started on the El Rito Ranger District that started approximately at 1730 hours on June 3, 2017.   This fire is located in Bonita Canyon and about 3 miles North of Canon Plaza, New Mexico.

There has been 5,000 acres destroyed.  A 50% containment status has been reached.

Fire Fuels – The fire is burning in Ponderosa pine, grass understory, pinyon pine/juniper, and mixed conifer at higher elevations.

Fire Behavior – There is active fire behavior with short crown runs, long-range spotting and group torching.

Resources – Resources include 166 personnel along 4 crews, 4 engines and 2 helicopters.  An IMT 2 is assigned to this incident.

Cost-To-Date – Fire suppression and containment costs-to-date have reached $1 Million.

Social Media – Hashtags being used are #NMwildfires2017 #BonitaFire

Fire Photography – Courtesy of Inciweb.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

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