San Antonio Fire Statistics
Start Date: June 14, 2018, at 11:30 AM
Size: 416 acres
Location: Northwest area of Valles Caldera National Preserve
The combination of infrared flights and firefighters walking around the majority of the fire's perimeter using handheld GPS devices determined the San Antonio Fire's acreage was much less than originally estimated.
Update: All eastbound and westbound lanes of I-10 now open
High wind warning in Hidalgo County, visibility is low due to blowing dust. High profile vehicles please use caution. The NMDOT will continue monitoring the roadway. This event will be updated as conditions change.
Start Date: May 22, 2018
Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF)
Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)
Total Personnel: 140
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 will continue firing operations and suppression actions in the southwest corner of the fire's perimeter. The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team are making good progress towards emergency treatments to protect life, property, natural and cultural resources.
CLOSURE– CLIFF AREA
At the junction of NM 78 and US 180 is closed all the way to mile post 32 on US 180 into (Reserve) due to a fire in the Gila National Forrest. Motorists are asked to obey posted signs, and seek an alternate route.
Glenwood, NM, June 21, 2018—The Ranch Fire began north of Saliz Pass. The fire is approximately 50 acres and has crossed US Hwy 180.
U.S. Hwy 180 is closed both north and south bound from Mule Creek to the junction of NM Hwy 12 (Reserve). The Forest Service has responded with initial attack crews, smoke jumpers and heavy air tankers, and resources are on site.
For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila
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