NM | Johnson Fire | 2

UPDATE 2 | MAY 31, 2021 | 0955 PT

GILA NATIONAL FOREST, NM — A lightning ignited wildfire was sparked on Thursday, May 20th around 00:00 hours, about 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings in Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park in Catron County, New Mexico.

COMMAND — M.Cornwell,ICT3; A. Jones, ICT3T.

Credit: USFS – Gila NF

INCIDENT COOPERATORS — USFS.

CURRENT STATUS — The fire has burn 30,826 acres of timber (grass and understory) and tall grass. Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and running.

A Community Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Doc Campbell’s Post in Gila Center off NM Hwy 15 to discuss fire operations.

STAFFING —  91 personnel. Two Interagency Hotshot Crew, one ten-person Handcrew, three ten-person Wildfire Modules, three Type 3 Engines, one Type 6 Engine, one Water Tender, and two Type 3 Helicopters including a short haul medical helicopter.

FIRE OPERATIONS — The suppression strategy for this fire is confine and contain. Yesterday the fire continued to have an active perimeter and fire behavior was moderate. Crews continued to monitor the fire as it backed toward the West Fork Gila River.

The plan for today is to continue prepping the Trail #163 in EE Canyon for future fire operations and monitor fire as it moves towards the West Fork Gila River. Crews will begin protection activities around White Creek Cabin and monitor fire as it moves towards the west.

Additionally, crews will assess structures around Gila Center, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and the Scorpion Campsites.

CLOSED — Additional trail closures will occur beginning June 1 for public safety. For further information please call 575-536-2250 (M-F 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.) or 575-519-0103 (any time before 9:00 p.m.).

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

NM | Johnson Fire | 1

GILA NATIONAL FOREST, NM — A lightning ignited wildfire was sparked on Thursday, May 20th around 00:00 hours, about 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings in Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park in Catron County, New Mexico.

Hell's Canyon Fire Module
Credit: USFS

INCIDENT COOPERATORS — USFS.

CURRENT STATUS — The fire has burn 26,446 acres of timber (grass and understory) and tall grass. Currently, the fire behavior is moderate with flanking, backing and running.

STAFFING — There are 69 firefighters assigned to this fire along with one Interagency Hotshot Crew, one ten-person Handcrew, three ten-person Wildfire Modules, one Water Tender, and one Type 3 Helicopter. 

FIRE OPERATIONS — Yesterday, crews continued to hold and improve fireline in Trail Creek Canyon and the West Fork Gila River. Additionally, crews scouted the lower West Fork Gila River and EE Canyon for future operations. The plan for today is to continue prepping the trail in EE Canyon, and to hold and secure fire as it moves towards the West Fork Gila River. Crews will start prep around White Creek Cabin to minimize fire behavior on the western edge of the fire. – USFS

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 5/30/2021 1105 PT

AZ WILDFIRE | Robinson Fire

SIT REP 1 | MAY 22, 2021 | SATURDAY

A wildfire broke out on Friday, May 21, 2021 around 1810 hours MT.

Firefighters were dispatched to a wildfire via the Tucson Interagency Dispatch Center on May 21, 2021 at 1710 hours PT to the remote area of Guadalupe Mountain Peloncillos, about 30 miles east/northeast of Douglas on the AZ/NM border.

There has been 249 acres of grass and brush that have already been destroyed.

Credit | USFS – Coronado National Forest

Resource orders have been dispatched via the AZ Dispatch Center (Comm Center) at 0841 this morning, Phoenix Interagency Fire Center at 0951 hours MT and the Prescott Interagency Dispatch Center at 1001 MT.

No structures or other values are under threat at the moment.

Incident Cooperators: USFS Coronado NF, SWCC.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

NM Wildfires | 140 and Rio Fires | 2

UPDATE 2 | APRIL 11, 2021 | 1540 hours PT

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Incident Summary: Two wildfires are burning in the Abiquiu area in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. Both of them were reported on Saturday at 1400 hours. Resources from the NM Department of Forestry and from the Rio Arriba County Fire and Sheriff’s Office.

140 FIRE: Located in the Rio Chama bosque off of US County Road 140. Fire is about 2-4 acres in size. 30% containment status reached. It has burned 1 garage, 1 well house and damaged 2 residential structures. Evacuations have been lifted. Cause is still unknown for this wildfire.

RIO FIRE: The RIO FIRE is located off of US Highway 84. fire has burned about 40 acres. 50% containment has been reached. The cause of this fire is due to ditch burning on private property. No structures were burned or damaged. All evacuation orders have been lifted. Burned both sides of the Rio Chama Bosque.

Resources for both fires were deployed from the Santa Fe Interagency Dispatch Center today at 1718 and 1722 hours.

No reports of injuries to firefighters or civilians have been reported.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

U.S. Wildfires Via Wildfire CAD | February 8, 2018

With a little time on our hands, we are beginning to glean information from various sources to keep our blog fresh and updated with fire information.

Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center ||| 0230 hours – #EaglesFire – Seminole County, Okoma District.  Cromwell IC.  46.1 acres.

Arizona Dispatch Center ||| 1443 hours  – #DragoonFire – Contained/Control/Out at 1610 hours. | 0.21 acres.  ||| 1426 hours – #AltarFire – Hwy 286, MP 15. 120 acres. Resources:  BN3-1, BN3-3, CAPT 3-1, CAPT-3-2, Douglas E361, Tuscson1.   ||| 1149 Hours – #AjaxFire = Hwy 80, MP 321.  3 acres.  Resources:  B81, BN3-2, Tender311.

Phoenix Interagency Fire Center (AZ) ||| 0924 hours – #ShrubFire – FS Rd 402. Contained 1045 hours.  0.1acre.

Williams Dispatcher Center (AZ) ||| 1436 hours – #DevilDogFire – Unknown location.  Contained/controlled at 1602 hours.

Cleveland National Forest (CA) ||| 1810 hours – #InterstateFire – I8 x Japatual Valley Rd. Limited info.

Federal Interagency Com Center  (CA) ||| 1410 hours – #BorderFire – Tin Can Canyon.  4 acres.

Alamogodo Dispatch Center (NM) |||  1251 Hours – #BrambleFire – Lat/Long 33 26.742, -105 39.588.  0.1 acres

Santa Fe Interagency Dispatch Center (NM) ||| 1452 hours – #JaconaFire – Lat/Long 35.8906,-106.0452. Light, flashy fuels.  3 acres.

Taos Interagency Dispatch Center (NM) ||| 1302 hours – #LowerLlanoRoadFire – Lower Llano Rd (private land). Brush fire. Unknown acres.

Central NV Interagency Dispatch Center ||| 1239 hours – #TonopahFire – approx 15 miles NW of Tonopah, NV.  BLM resources responded to a smoke call near Tonopah. Unsure if turned out to be anything or if any acreage burned.

Central WA Interagency Communications Center (DNR) ||| 1205 hours – #HowertonFire – Newby Creek, Okanogan County, WA.  USFS response from Central WA & WA DNR response from NE WA Interagency Communications Center.  Fire fuels included Snags. Contained 1535 hours.  Mutual Aid from at 1456 hours. 0.1 acres.

NE WA Interagency Communications Center (DNR)  ||| 1429 hours – #LakeValleyLoopOneFire – Lake Valley Loop Road, Lincoln County, WA.  resources on-scene 1540 hours. 2 acres.

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – 2145 Hours PST

 

 

 

#BacaFire | NM | 2

GILA NATIONAL FOREST, NEW MEXICO

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Baca Wildfire was ignited by lightning on May 12, 2017, about 6 miles NE of Quemado Lake and 10 miles south of the town of Quemado (Catron County), New Mexico.

The cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment has reached $1.1 Million.

RESOURCES

There are 2 type 1 crews, 2 wildland fire modules, 6 Type 6 engines and 1 type 3 helicopters.  About 43 miscellaneous overhead and a total of 139 personnel.

FIRE CONDITIONS

The Baca Wildfire fire behavior is moderate, creeping and smoldering.

There has been 6,604 acres of short grass and timber destroyed.  Fire crews have been able to successfully gain a 13% containment around the wildfire.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using the following hashtags for this post:

  • #BacaFire
  • #NMwildfires2017
  • #NM

You can also find us on our other Social Media channels here:

  • Twitter – @nwfireblog
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Thank you so much for visiting us today/tonight.  We appreciate it!

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#BacaFire | NM | 1

GILA NATIONAL FOREST, NEW MEXICO

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Baca Wildfire was ignited by lightning on May 12, 2017, about 6 miles NE of Quemado Lake and 10 miles south of the town of Quemado (Catron County), New Mexico.

RESOURCES

Assigned to this fire are the following resources:

  • IC Ricky Cox / Gila/Las Cruces Type 3 IMT
  • 1 Wildland Fire Module
  • 2 Hot Shot crews
  • 4 Type 6 engines
  • 1 Helicopter
  • 41 Overhead
  • 91 Total Personnel

Photo Courtesy: Inciweb

FIRE CONDITIONS

The Baca Wildfire fire behavior has moderate backing.  Due to the lessening winds, there was a small increase in acreage.  The fire has backed itself SE to Baca Mesa.

There has been 2,566 acres of Ponderosa pine and grass that have been destroyed.

Firefighters will continue to monitor and patrol along the containment lines.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using the following hashtags for this post:

  • #BacaFire
  • #NMwildfires2017
  • #NM

You can also find us on our other Social Media channels here:

  • Twitter – @nwfireblog
  • Facebook – The NW Fire Blog

Thank you so much for visiting us today/tonight.  We appreciate it!

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#BacaFire | NM | Update 1

GILA NATIONAL FOREST, NEW MEXICO

Incident Summary | A fire ignited was caused by lightning on May 12, 2017, around 1700 hours on the Quemando Ranger District approximately six miles NE of Quemade Lake in Catron County, New Mexico.

Current Conditions | 670 acres of grass, litter and understory timber have been scorched.  There is minimal fire behavior and is smoldering.  Firefighters have successfully contained the fire perimeter to about 3% after.  The terrain is considered as rugged.

Smoke may be seen from Quenado, Pie Town, Horse Springs and Dati.

Resources | 11 personnel are assigned to this incident.  Command is Pete Valenzuela, IC3 unit along with support/overhead personnel.

Social Media | Hashtags being used are #BacaFire #NMwildfires2017 #NM

aerial photo of smoke on Baca Fire

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

#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

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

Hicks Creek Fire | Utah | Update

UPDATE:  8:30 PM PDT

hicks-fire

– 3.5 miles SE of Cedar City UT
– Started 10/16/2016 @ 4:00 PM PDT
– Human caused

hicks-fire-10-25-2016
– 1456 ac
– 100% contained as of 6:00 PM PDT
– Local FFs/State/Federal
– Fire crews from CA, AZ, OR, NM
– Local FFs in monitor/patrol status

 

(Photo Credit: Utah State Division of Forestry Fire and State Lands)

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog