MANGUS, NEW MEXICO
JUNE 10, 2019 – MONDAY – 0955 HOURS PDT
A lightning sparked wildfire, named the ELK FIRE is burning in the Gila National Forest about 18 miles northeast of Aragon, New Mexico.
There is moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping, single-tree torching that are threatening structures.
The fire is under the command of a Type IMT2 – SW Team 3.
500 acres of timber have been destroyed. There is no containment at this time.
There are approximately 119 total personnel assigned along with 5 crews and 1 helicopter.
Fire suppression and containment efforts have reached $40,000.
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