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.