Spring
FIRE
3,565
acres
44.4 mi
WNW of Elephant Butte, NM
90%
containment
UNKNOWN
Fire Start: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:43 PM MDT   ·   Last Updated: 3 days ago
Acres: 3,565
Location: 44.4 miles WNW of Elephant Butte, NM
Resources: No known resources at this time.
Dispatch Notes: So #16, do#1

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential



Incident Overview Updated: 4 days ago

The lightning-caused Spring Fire is at 3,556 acres and 90% containment, is burning on National Forest System lands in Sierra County, New Mexico. This fire is burning in an area that has had both natural and prescribed fire. The values include multiple historic structures, private lands, wildlife, and fencing. The strategy for this fire is confine and contain. A transfer of command took place yesterday morning; Incident Commander Trainee Gill is in charge of the fire.

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
22
Size (Acres):
3,556
Containment:
90%
Fuels Involved:
timber grass and understory, short grasses
Significant Events:
moderate, creeping, torching, wind-driven runs
Weather Concerns:
Strong erratic downbursts from localized thunderstorm cells

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Wednesday June 05th, 2019 approx. 08:45 PM
Location:
northwest of Winston, NM; off of NM Hwy 59
Incident Commander:
Gill
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
33.499, -107.897

Contact

Incident Contact
Marta Call
Email: marta.call@usda.gov
Phone: 575-388-8211
Hours: M-F 7-7; S-S 8-5
Fire Unit Information
Gila National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3005 E. Camino del Bosque
Silver City, NM 88061