Start Date: May 22, 2018
Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF)
Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)
Total Personnel: 120
General Information: On Wednesday, June 19 a transfer of command to the Type 3 team occurred. The Type 3 Incident Commander is Scott Jones, with Marcus Cornwell as trainee. Firefighters continue to monitor the fire and are assessing the need for suppression actions in the southwest corner of the fire's perimeter. The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team began emergency treatments to protect life, property, natural and cultural resources.
[Editor's Note: This is part 3 of a multi-hour-long combined work session and regular meeting on June 12, 2018. It features the process of choosing two to fill vacancies on the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
After a special meeting the week before, when Grant County commissioners clarified the process to be used in choosing two to fill general vacancies on the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, in the middle of the June 12, 2018 meeting, the agenda item came up.
Chairman Billy Billings said that the final five as chosen out of the nine applicants would have up to 10 minutes to speak and answer the five questions that had been posed to them for this meeting.
From left are members of the American Legion Post 18 Ray Davis, Hal Helbedel and Roger Wright. (Courtesy Photo)
Friday June 15 2018, the High Desert Humane Society held a flag raising ceremony. The American Legion Allingham-Golding Post 18 put the first flag on the shelter's new pole.
Reserve, NM, June 19, 2018—A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team has been assigned to assess post fire conditions for the Buzzard Fire, on the Reserve Ranger District, Gila National Forest. A BAER team addresses situations in burned areas to recommend emergency treatments to protect life, property, water quality, and natural and cultural resources on National Forest lands. BAER is “first aid”—immediate stabilization that often begins before a fire is fully contained. BAER does not seek to fix or replace what is damaged by a fire, but rather to reduce further damage to forest lands that have experienced a loss of watershed function. BAER treatments in the southwest are some of the first activities to be accomplished as fires go out. The objective is to get treatments in place ahead of monsoon rains to lessen the effects of flooding and extreme runoff.
A variety of emergency treatments have been approved to treat areas of the Buzzard Fire.
· Aerial seeding of approximately 2000 acres of high severity burn areas in stands of mixed conifer trees. The high severity burn areas occurred almost exclusively in mixed conifer areas.
June 19, 2018 10:00 AM
San Antonio Fire Statistics
Start Date: June 14, 2018, at 11:30 AM
Size: 495 acres
Location: Northwest area of Valles Caldera National Preserve
Rains Not Sufficient to Lift Fire Restrictions and Closures
Fire officials want to stress that the rains received a couple of days ago were not enough to lift the Stage III fire restrictions and closures within the Jemez Mountain area. It typically takes several rain events before the moisture saturates the ground enough to allow the vegetation to restore its dehydrated system. In others words, imagine spending all day outside doing yard work in the sun and heat, but you only get 8 ounces of water to rehydrate yourself, that amount of water just isn’t enough for your body.
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