Terrain Satellite
11.7 mi
NNW of Gila, NM
Last Updated:
3 months ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Saturday, June 6, 2020 4:15 AM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 4 months ago

Incident Photo for the Good Fire

Location: 1-1/2 miles southwest of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument                                          

Start Date:  June 28, 2020                             Cause:  Lightning              Size:  ~17,915 acres

Vegetation:   Timber, Tall Grass, Brush                                                    Containment: 60%

Strategy/Summary: This lightning-caused fire is burning on National Forest System lands in the Gila Wilderness. There has been little progression on this fire. This is the final update on the fire unless significant changes occur.

Weather: Wind will remain about 10-15 mph with a possibility of increased moisture east of the Continental Divide. Storm chances will decrease by midweek and predicted weather will be very hot and dry. Temperatures are predicted to reach nearly 10 degrees above normal by Friday.

Smoke: Smoke from the fire rises up and away during the daytime, but in the evenings, smoke can pool back down in canyons, drainages, and basins.  For information on air quality and protecting your health, and to find guidance on distances and visibility, please visit https://nmtracking.org/fire. Fire information can be found at nmfireinfo.com.

 Inciweb information:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6739/.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/gila or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Saturday June 06th, 2020 approx. 10:15 AM
1.5 miles southwest of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Incident Commander:
R. Woods-ICT4
33.183, -108.333

Current Situation

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

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Monitor fire from Highway 35 and Black Mountain Lookout
Projected Incident Activity:
Minimal activity in Miller Springs area.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:

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