NM WILDFIRE | TADPOLE FIRE | 1

UPDATE 1 | 6/21/2020 | SUNDAY

Photo Credit | Silver City FD

Image of Silver City Engine 371 working on the Tadpole Fire

The TADPOLE FIRE named for its location in the southwestern portion of Tadpole Ridge on the Gila National Forest, is about 2.5 miles north of Pinos Altos or 12 miles north of Silver City, New Mexico.

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

Image of Tadpole Fire 06/18/2020

The fire was sparked by lightning on June 6th around 1345 hours.

It has burned 9,257 acres of timber, grass understory, brush and chaparral and has a 30% containment status.

The fire behavior is active, flanking, backing and has single-tree torching.

Photo Credit | Inciweb

Image of crews working hard on Tadpole by Molly Barker

About 183 fire personnel and equipment are assigned to this incident, along with (7) IA Hand crews, (1) Type -4 engines, (1) Type-3 helicopters and (5)Type- 6 engines.

Photo Credit | River Rancho Fire

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Incident Cooperators:  Zuni Hotshots, Medics from Wilderness Medics Inc. , Inciweb, Red Cross, Gila National Forest, Shasta Lake Interagency Hotshot Crew, SHS Space Science, NM State Forestry, Black Range Ranger District, NM Fire Info and River Rancho Fire and Rescue Department.

Photo Credit | Molly Barker

Image of Medics from Wilderness Medics inc. working on Tadpole Fire by Molly Barker

Image of Wilderness Medics Inc. crew member on Tadpole fire 06/11/2020 by Molly Barker

Image of Wilderness Medics Inc. crew member on Tadpole fire 06/15/2020 by Molly Barker

Image of Medic crews working hard on Tadpole by Molly Barker

Cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment efforts have topped out at $2.7 Million.

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

Image of smoke from Tadpole fire view from Lake Roberts

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