Ghost
FIRE
1,770
acre
59.3 mi
ESE of Eagar, AZ
4 months
time burning
UNKNOWN
Last Updated: 3 months ago
Incident #: NWCG-6499
Fire Start: Saturday, August 3, 2019 7:45 AM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 4 months ago

The lightning-caused Ghost Fire, reported on Saturday, August 3 is approximately 40 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in Catron County, NM. It is burning in ponderosa pine pinyon juniper, oak, and grass approximately 3 miles east of Collins Park. The crew and two engines plan to keep the fire south of the Bursum Road in Y Canyon, east of FR 4047U, and north of FR 4047Z. The fire is visible from Elk Springs Subdivision and NM Highway 12 as crews burn out in advance of the fire. The Fire is exhibiting moderate to low fire effects. This particular area is drier than most of the surrounding area, but is anticipated to receive rain with the current forecast.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Saturday August 03rd, 2019 approx. 01:45 PM
Location:
5 miles north of Elk Springs subdivision and 11 miles southeast of Reserve NM
Incident Commander:
W. Shellhorn, ICT5
Coordinates:
33.662, -108.411
Size (Acres):
1,770
Containment:
60%
Estimated Containment Date:
Thursday August 08th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Grass and understory)
Significant Events:
moderate, backing

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Monitor as needed
Projected Incident Activity:
12 hrs: Burn out and hold confinement boundary
24 hrs: Monitor interior fire effects and hold existing line
48 hrs: Continue to mop up and secure line
72 hrs: demob most resources.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Outflow winds and lightning from thunder cells

Contact

Incident Contact
Marta Call
Email: marta.call@usda.gov
Phone: 575-388-8211
Hours: M-F 8-430; S 10-4
Fire Unit Information
Gila National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3005 E. Camino del Bosque
Silver City, NM 88061