Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Copperton RX Burn
FIRE
3,858
acres
12.1 mi
WSW of Milan, NM
4 daysago
reported
Fire Status:
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
1 hour, 3 mins ago
Incident #:
2021-NWCG-7446
Fire Start:
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:00 AM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 day, 16 hours ago

Incident Photo for the Copperton RX Burn Fire

 If conditions remain favorable, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement the previously announced Copperton prescribed burn on the Mount Taylor Ranger District as early as Tues, May 4th and continue through Friday May 7th.The decision to proceed continues to depend on multiple factors, including resource availability, fuel moisture levels, air quality, ventilation, and forecasted weather and winds.

The plan is to broadcast burn approximately 3,858 acres on the Copperton unit located 3 miles west of Post Office Flats on Forest Road (FR) 480 in the Zuni Mountains. Fire managers consider smoke impacts to communities before making a final decision to implement a prescribed fire. Smoke may be visible in the surrounding area of Rahma, Gallup, Thoreau, Bluewater, Grants and Millan. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Prescribed Fire
Date of Origin:
Tuesday May 04th, 2021 approx. 08:00 AM
Location:
Mt Taylor Ranger District: Copperton unit located 3 miles west of Post Office Flats on Forest Road (FR) 480 in the Zuni Mountains.
Incident Commander:
Anthony Pacheco Mt Taylor FMO
Incident Description:
Prescribed Burn
Coordinates:
35.159, -108.105

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
35
Size (Acres):
3,858
Fuels Involved:
Ponderosa Pine

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Patricia E. Johnson
Email: patricia.e.johnson@usda.gov
Phone: 505-850-2657
Fire Unit Information
Cibola National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2113 Osuna Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113