Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 20:21
104 Fire: This fire has burned approximately 900 acres of private land near Hwy. 104. It is 75% contained. The area has received significant rainfall. There is some smoldering in the interior. Resources will monitor the site for hotspots tomorrow.
Blue Hill Fire: This fire has burned an estimated 1,000 acres of land near Mosquero in Harding County. Land ownership is undetermined at this time. Approximately 6-7 structures are threatened. Structure protection is in place. Multiple resources are continuing fire suppression activities.
Bonney Canyon Fire: A lightning-caused fire burned an estimated 169 acres of private and BLM lands, a decrease from the previously reported acreage. The fire has been fully contained. This is the final notification. Read more...
Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 19:27
Mimbres, NM; June 24, 2016
The Burnt Fire was detected last night near Sheep Mountain in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Areas on the Wilderness Ranger District. A reconnaissance today confirmed the fire 9 miles east of Upper Black Canyon Campground and is approximately 20 acres.
Forest Service managers have evaluated the values at risk which include threatened and endangered species such as Gila Trout and Mexican Spotted Owls, fire fighter and public safety and decided to manage this incident for multiple objectives. The multiple objectives include reduction of hazardous fuels and forest health. Read more...
Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 17:06
The Grant County Sheriff’s Department is actively investigating a death that occurred yesterday evening at an address off of Rosedale Road in Silver City.
On June 23rd 2016, shortly before 4:30 p.m., Grant County Sheriff’s Department deputies were dispatched to an address off of Rosedale Road in reference to a fight between two males. While deputies were en route to the call, they were advised by dispatch that one of the males involved in the fight was now on the ground and was not breathing.
Deputies arrived on scene along with medical personnel. Contact was made with the unresponsive male subject. Medical personnel immediately began to render First Aid. The male subject was transported to Gila Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.Read more...
Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 17:02
By Roger Lanse
Official Silver City Police Department documents state that on June 11, 2016, at about 1 p.m., a caller to the Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority reported that he was on W. Highway 180 in the vicinity of Mangus Springs following a dark blue Dodge Charger which was traveling east at a high rate of speed and could not maintain its lane.
Caller provided a 4-5 minute video, captured as he followed the blue Dodge Charger from MM 94 west of Mangus Springs, through Mangus, and for a ways east of Mangus. Clearly seen was the driver of the Dodge drifting completely over the center stripe into the westbound lane and then drifting to the right, at times completely on the shoulder of the road outside the white side stripe. Some vehicles traveling west were forced to their edge of the highway by the
Dodge’s erratic movements. Read more...
Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 16:16
SILVER CITY, NM; June 24, 2016 – Thunderstorms across much of the Gila National Forest produced significant lightning with just isolated areas receiving appreciable rainfall. Firefighters were kept busy responding to 22 new fire starts.
Fire is a natural part of the ecosystem and each new start represents an opportunity to restore or maintain natural conditions, removing hazardous fuels and reducing the potential of future catastrophic wildfires.
While all fires are actively managed not all are immediately suppressed. Fire managers assess each new start and develop a management strategy for each fire. Strategies are developed considering values that are identified as important. Values can include both manmade and ecological values. Of the 22 starts there is a mix of different strategies implemented. Values at risk, location, topography, vegetation and fuels, and projected weather are all considerations that fire managers factor into the strategic decision. Even those fires in monitor status are assessed systematically to insure conditions warrant that strategy be continued.
Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 15:58
104 Fire: This fire on private land near Hwy. 104 is 60% contained. Multiple resources are engaged in fire suppression.
Blue Hill Fire: This fire in Harding County burned an estimated 40-50 acres on private land near Mosquero. Changes in fire activity have caused resources to re-engage in fire suppression.
Bonney Canyon Fire: A lightning-caused fire has burned approximately 200 acres of private and BLM lands. The smoldering fire is located to the south of Picacho in Lincoln County. There are clouds and thunderstorms in the region. Multiple resources have responded. No structures are threatened.
Curtis Valley Fire: No updates have been reported for this three-acre fire in the Lincoln National Forest.
Dog Head Fire: No changes have been reported for the Dog Head Fire. Updates are expected tomorrow. Demobilization of resources continues.
Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 14:43
104 Fire: A fire has burned an estimated 750 acres of private land near mile marker 14.5 on Hwy. 104, east of Las Vegas. No structures are threatened. Multiple resources are engaged in fire suppression. The fire is 50% contained.
Blue Hill Fire: This fire in Harding County burned an estimated 40-50 acres on private land near Mosquero. It has been fully contained. This is the final notification.
Chimayó Fire: This previously unnamed fire near Chimayó in Rio Arriba County burned approximately 3.29 acres of BLM land. The fire was contained yesterday. This is the final notification.
Curtis Valley Fire: Resources have stopped the growth of this three-acre fire in the Lincoln National Forest. Federal resources are continuing suppression activities. Read more...
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