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.
Ponderosa Pine, Pinon, Juniper, Grass
Crews will be holding off on ignitions for the day. They may conduct ignitions over the weekend in the Black Ridge area.
Weather conditions are hot and dry with winds from the southwest.
Date of Origin:
Sunday May 26th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
6 Miles north of White Oaks, NM and in the Castle Garden Mesa area.
Jon Freeman, Lincoln National Forest Smokey Bear Ranger District
Hours: M-F 8am to 5pm
Fire Unit Information
Lincoln National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3463 Las Palomas
Alamogordo, NM 88310