Terrain Satellite
30.3 mi
NNE of Santa Clara, NM
11 months
total burn time
Last Updated:
10 months ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:10 AM MDT
Fire Unit:
US Forest Service — Gila National Forest
Dispatch Notes:
So #22, do #7

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 11 months ago

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.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Saturday June 29th, 2019 approx. 08:00 AM
Aldo Leopold Wilderness area, 7 miles east of Black Canyon Campground
Incident Commander:
R. Woods, ICT4
33.164, -107.905

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Estimated Containment Date:
Tuesday July 30th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Timber, litter and understory and short grasses
Significant Events:
Minimal, smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
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.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
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.

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/