Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Copperton RX Burn, Mt Taylor RD
FIRE
1,907.0
acres
12.1 mi
WSW of Milan, NM
100%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
1 month ago
Incident #:
2021-NWCG-7865
Fire Start:
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:00 AM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Copperton RX Burn, Mt Taylor RD Fire

Starting on 10/20/21: Fire crews are looking at burning more units of the Redondo RX project. 1,907 acres on the Copperton unit located three miles west of Post Office Flats on Forest Service Road (FSR) 480 in the Zuni Mountains, and 663 acres on the Sawyer unit four miles west of Post Office Flats. Smoke may be visible in the surrounding areas of Ramah, Gallup, Thoreau, Bluewater, Grants and Millan.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Prescribed Fire
Date of Origin:
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:00 AM MDT
Location:
Copperton unit located three miles west of Post Office Flats on Forest Service Road (FSR) 480 in the Zuni Mountains, Mt Taylor Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands, NM
Incident Commander:
Edward Baca, Acting FMO Mt Taylor RD
Incident Description:
Prescribed Burn
Coordinates:
35.159, -108.105

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
24
Size (Acres):
1,907
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday, October 22, 2021 5:00 PM MDT
Fuels Involved:
Ponderosa Pine

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Tuesday 19th – Burn 179 acre block 5 (hand ignition)
Wednesday 20th – Burn 772 acre block 2 (hand/ariel ignition)
Thursday 21st – Burn 956 acre block 1 (hand/ariel ignition)
Friday thru the weekend - Hold and Mop-up if needed
Projected Incident Activity:
Yesterday (10/21/21) fire crews completed burns on 178 acres in block 5. Today they plan to secure lines and monitor. No additional ignitions are planned for the remainder of the week.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Patricia E. Johnson PAO
Email: patricia.e.johnson@usda.gov
Phone: 505-346-3894
Fire Unit Information
Cibola National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2113 Osuna Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113