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McKenny Fire near Silver City Information - 8:10 pm

Situation:  Crews from Silver City, VFDs and the US Forest Service are responding to a fire on McKenny Road near the old Quail Ridge Fire area near Silver City. Due to gusty winds, the fire has grown to an estimated 60 acres. Additional resources have been brought in. The fire is buring toward the east through rugged, inaccessible terrain Three structures are threatened at this time and have been evacuated. A helicopter from the USFS is also responding.


Start Date & Time:  5/21/13 @ 16:47
Start Location:  McKenny Rd, near old Quail Ridge burn
Cause of Fire:  unknown
Area Vegetation:  grass/brush
Acres Burned:  60
Ownership(s):  Private
Structures Threatened: Three
Structures Burned:  None
Evacuations (Y or N & #):  Evacuations in progress
% contained:  not reported
Temperature:  76 degrees
Relative Humidity:  12
Wind Speeds: 8-13
Wind Direction: W
# of Engines:  two - one T3 and one T6 from the USFS and numerous engines from local VFDs
# of Bulldozers:  none
# of helicopters:  one – T3
# of air tankers:  none
# of water tenders:  none

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