Lone Mountain
FIRE
525
acres
30.9 mi
N of Ruidoso, NM
70%
containment
UNKNOWN
Fire Start: Sunday, May 26, 2019 11:56 PM MDT   ·   Last Updated: 3 days ago
Acres: 525
Location: 30.9 miles N of Ruidoso, NM
Resources: No known resources at this time.
Dispatch Notes: Resources on scene

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential



Incident Overview Updated: 1 day, 23 hours ago

The Lone Mountain Fire began on May 26, 2019, and is located about 6 miles north of White Oaks, NM on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest. Pinon-juniper, limited grass, and a few ponderosa pines cover most of the area where the fire is located. The fuel type, location and weather conditions make the Lone Mountain Fire a unique and ideal candidate for a confine-and-contain fire and could allow fire managers to reduce the number of pinon/juniper trees, fuel on the ground and create the space for more grass to grow.

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
16
Size (Acres):
910
Containment:
70%
Fuels Involved:
Ponderosa Pine, Pinon, Juniper, Grass

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Crews will be holding off on ignitions for the day. They may conduct ignitions over the weekend in the Black Ridge area.
Weather Concerns:
Weather conditions are hot and dry with winds from the southwest.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Sunday May 26th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Location:
6 Miles north of White Oaks, NM and in the Castle Garden Mesa area.
Incident Commander:
Jon Freeman, Lincoln National Forest Smokey Bear Ranger District
Incident Description:

Coordinates:
33.808, -105.738

Contact

Incident Contact
Laura Rabon
Email: laura.rabon@usda.gov
Phone: 575-434-7290
Hours: M-F 8am to 5pm
Fire Unit Information
Lincoln National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3463 Las Palomas
Alamogordo, NM 88310