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.
Date of Origin:
Saturday June 29th, 2019 approx. 07:45 PM
5-1/2 miles east of FSR 150, Gila National Forest
R. Gallardo, ICT4
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday July 31st, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Short grass, timber and grass understory. Dead and downed logs from previous fire activity in 2009 (Diamond-Meason)
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.
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.
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