The Vics Peak Fire started on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest on 6/15/2020 from a lightning strike. The fire is burning near Vics Peak toward the southern end of the San Mateo Mountains in mixed conifer and ponderosa pine at the higher elevations and pinyon/juniper and mountain mahogany at the mid-elevations. The fire is burning in the Apache Kid Wilderness. A local type 4 incident management team from the Magdalena Ranger District is assigned to the fire.
Date of Origin:
Monday June 15th, 2020 approx. 12:33 PM
Vics Peak, Springtime Campground
Thomas Lopez ICT4
Estimated Containment Date:
Tuesday August 04th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Timber (litter and understory), Timber (grass and understory)
Minimal short crown runs, wind-driven runs, backing. Primary backing and creeping. Occasional single tree torching.
Projected Incident Activity:
12 Hrs: Minimal fire behavior observed. Fire will continue, as conditions allow. Areas of interior burning, smoldering and creeping will continue, but overall, minimal smoke has been observed in the last seven days. Expect that fire will continue to exhibit minimal behavior with chance of showers and elevated humidity.
The monsoon is finally here. The weather will be active through next week with daily rounds of wetting showers and thunderstorm. Storms motion will be slow and erratic. Heavy rain could produce isolated flash flooding, especially over recent burn scars.
Fire Unit Information
Cibola National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2113 Osuna Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Albuquerque Interagency Dispatch Center
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