Terrain Satellite
28.6 mi
NNW of Santa Clara, NM
5 days
total burn time
Last Updated:
7 months ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:36 PM MDT
Fire Unit:
US Forest Service — Gila National Forest
Dispatch Notes:
So#17 do#2 | Out: 06/12/20 0700

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 8 months ago

Incident Photo for the Turkey Fire

The Turkey Fire will no longer be updated. The Turkey Fire and the Good Fire are close enough together that fire managers will manage it as one incident which will most likely be called the Good Fire.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Saturday June 06th, 2020 approx. 08:15 AM
3 miles southeast of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Incident Commander:
J.Butler, ICT3
33.183, -108.25

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday July 15th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Timber, grass and understory, brush and tall grass.
Significant Events:
moderate, flanking, backing, creeping

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Keep fire south of Little Creek.
Projected Incident Activity:
Fire is projected to spread to the south, with minimal spread to the east, west and north.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Smoke continues to drift north from the Tadpole, Good and Turkey Fires as southerly winds continue over the region. Winds remain southerly tonight into Thursday. Elevated smoke may drift into portions of Sierra County tonight. In addition, showers and thunderstorms will possible across much on Thursday with dry lightning and gusty winds the threats. An isolated shower and thunderstorm threat will remain across the Continental Divide and into portions of the Gila through the weekend with minimum RH's near 20% across area mountains. Temperatures remain right around average through early next week and vent rates will be mainly very good to excellent through the weekend.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Marta Call
Email: marta.call@usda.gov
Phone: 575-519-0103
Hours: M-F 7-7; S-S 8-6
Fire Unit Information
Gila National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3005 E. Camino del Bosque
Silver City, NM 88061

Dispatch Contact

Silver City Interagency Dispatch Center | Silver City, NM
Phone: 575-538-5371
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/dc/nmsdc/