#Kerr Fire Cooling Its Heels | 1

Fire Incident Summary | The Kerr Fire located 17 miles NE of Reserve, New Mexico started on May 1, 2017.  Lightning ignited ponderosa pine, gamble oak and pinyon/juniper.

Acreage | Currently, the wildfire has scorched 2,765 acres.

Staffing | 45 personnel are assigned to this incident.

Equipment / Resources | There are currently 3 engines, 1 Type-1 crew and 1 Type-3 helicopter.

Fire Behavior | There has been minimal fire behavior since Saturday.

Containment Status | Fire crews have reached a 17% containment status.

Planned Activities | Crews are continuing to ignite unburned pockets on the interior and continue to let the fire burn naturally.  Most heavy fuels have been already burned off.

Fire Images | Courtesy of Inciweb

Social Media | The hashtags for this fire we are using are #KerrFire #NMWildfires2017 #NM

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Lightning Strikes, Wildfire Ignites | 1

Incident Summary |  Lightning struck the area on John Kerr Peak, about 17 miles NW of the Reserve Catron County on May 1, 2017.  The Kerr Fire is actively burning in the Reserve Ranger District in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico.

Fire Fuels | Ponderosa pine, gamble oak and pinyon-juniper.

Acreage | 550 acres.  0% containment status.

Command | IC-4 unit currently.  An IC-3 unit will arrive and take command on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 0600 hours.

photo of fire showing backing behavior

Resources | 3 engines. 26 personnel.

Current Fire Status | Expect fire to continue to grow to north and east as burning operations proceed on FR 289. Expecting 100-200 acre of growth. Tomorrow, aerial ignition will begin in the interior, and expecting more growth.

Fire behavior is moderate with creeping and single tree torching.

Assets Threatened | The Continental Divide trail (Located East of the fire), Range improvement infrastructure and the Spotted Owl.Fire Activities | Monitor fire spread and behavior. Prep and burn out FR 289 as needed and begin aerial ignition in the interior of the management area.

Fire Image | Courtesy of Inciweb.

Social Media | Hashtags #NMwildfire2017  #KerrFire

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