UPDATE 1 – JUNE 29 – SATURDAY
Another wildfire has been sparked by lightning but this fire has been named THE LITTLE FIRE, that is burning on the National Forest System Lands on The Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest in Catron County, New Mexico.
The wildfire started today, which is located approximately 4.5 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.
There has been 222 acres of ponderosa pine, needle cast and grass, which has been destroyed. It is being reported as moving in a northwest and northeast direction. Fire Officials are monitoring the fire and is currently not fully staffed.
Smoke is visible from the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, the Upper and Lower Scorpion Campgrounds and Woody’s Corral.
(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 1830 hours PDT