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Kingston evacuated at 1:40 a.m. due to Silver Fire

Monday, June 10, 2013 – Fire Update 8 a.m.
Silver City Ranger District-
Silver Fire

A mandatory evacuation was ordered for Kingston, New Mexico last night at 1:40 a.m.   The evacuation center is located in the town of Hillsboro at the Community Center on Elenora Street.  The fire spotted more than a mile ahead of the main fire forcing the evacuations to take place. Acreage: 1,526

Fire managers continue to aggressively fight this fire. Given the extreme conditions and current weather forecast the Silver Fire has the potential to grow.


Public meeting: Public Meeting for the town of Hillsboro is being planned for today June 10, 2013 at 7p.m.at the Hillsboro Community Ctr. in the Town of Hillsboro located on Elenora Street.

Additional resources have been ordered.

CLOSURE:  Hwy 152 from San Lorenzo to Hillsboro. New Mexico Highway 152 eastbound and westbound from 35 miles East of Bayard at mile marker 16 to 10 miles West of Hillsboro at mile marker 40 has been closed  for the safety of the public and firefighters out on the fire. For more information: www.nmroads.com Trail #79 has also been closed.  

Fire and Smoking Restrictions
The Gila National Forest is in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. Allowing campfires in designated developed campgrounds and picnic areas, which must be in a Forest Service provided grill or fire ring. Fires in rock rings will not be allowed. The use of petroleum- fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices are acceptable, provided they meet the fire underwriter’s specifications for safety . Smoking is limited to a vehicle, building, or 3 –foot area cleared of all flammable materials.

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