The lightning-caused Black Fire remains at approximately 1,235 acres and is burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness. This fire is approximately 74% contained.
Date of Origin:
Saturday June 29th, 2019 approx. 08:00 AM
Aldo Leopold Wilderness area, 7 miles east of Black Canyon Campground
R. Woods, ICT4
Estimated Containment Date:
Tuesday July 30th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Timber, litter and understory and short grasses
Continue to monitor from Forest Service lookout towers
Projected Incident Activity:
Expect minimal fire behavior for the next couple of days as moisture has moved into the area.
A continued monsoonal pattern is expected as we head into the weekend, with daily thunderstorm chances. Rain chances will be highest over mountain zones. Temperatures will be slightly above normal with afternoon min RH in the 20-30% range over the weekend.
Weak afternoon winds will lead to Fair to Good ventilation rates most days. A backdoor cold front arrives on Sunday with slightly cooler temperatures behind it. Winds will turn to the east along with increased moisture and lift promoting more numerous thunderstorm coverage Monday and Tuesday, with localized flooding the primary threat.
Hours: M-F 7-7; S-S 8-6
Fire Unit Information
Gila National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3005 E. Camino del Bosque
Silver City, NM 88061