Terrain Satellite
33 mi
NNE of Santa Clara, NM
11 months
total burn time
Last Updated:
10 months ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Saturday, June 29, 2019 6:50 PM MDT
Fire Unit:
US Forest Service — Gila National Forest
Dispatch Notes:
So #25, do #9

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 10 months ago

The lightning-caused South Fire remains at 3,060 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness. It received some precipitation on Sunday and today, which decreased fire activity.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Saturday June 29th, 2019 approx. 07:45 PM
5-1/2 miles east of FSR 150, Gila National Forest
Incident Commander:
R. Gallardo, ICT4
33.23, -107.97

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday July 31st, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Short grass, timber and grass understory. Dead and downed logs from previous fire activity in 2009 (Diamond-Meason)
Significant Events:
Minimal smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
continue to monitor using Forest Service lookouts.
Projected Incident Activity:
Fire activity has diminished with the monsoonal flow currently over the area. Expect minimal fire movement in any direction for the next few days.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
One more day of mostly high terrain precipitation chances today, as moisture begins to arrive from the north and the upper high shifts westward. Rain chances will be highest over the Gila Region, with only isolated showers and thunderstorms elsewhere. High temperatures will be near normal for late July with minimum RH in the 20-30% range. Winds will be from the northwest over the Gila and AZ/NM border.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Marta Call
Email: marta.call@usda.gov
Phone: 575-388-8211
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

Dispatch Contact

Silver City Interagency Dispatch Center | Silver City, NM
Phone: 575-538-5371
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/dc/nmsdc/