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EMNRD-Forestry Division
Southwest Area Incident Managements Team #1

Bea Day - Incident Commander

Lines Held Today, Containment at 66%

Acres: 36,740 acres (based on more accurate mapping) Percent Containment: 66%
Start Date: May 31, 2018, 2:10pm Cause: Unknown, under investigation
Jurisdiction: NM State Fuels: Grass, Pinyon Juniper, Mixed Conifer
Origin Location: Highway 64 in Ute Park, NM, between Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron
Resources: 614 personnel including 15 crews, 8 helicopters, 26 engines, 6 bulldozers, 10 water tenders

Three Fire Starts on Glenwood Ranger District -- June 7, 2018

Juniper Fire

Location: Glenwood Ranger District, in the San Francisco Breaks. Legal Description T12S, R21W, Section 25.

Start Date: June 7, 2018

Size: ~10 acres

Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Piñon juniper and grass

Resources: Smoke Jumpers; air attack over the fire for assessment. Full suppression strategy

Containment: 0%

The Silver City Fire Chief and the town of Silver City Council have declared a state of fire emergency does presently exist. The following restrictions are in effect:

Acres: ~200

Start Date: June 3, 2018

Cause: Human

Location: Silver City RD, NW of Signal Peak Lookout

Containment: 95%

Fuels: Grass, oak brush, heavy dead and down and ponderosa pine

Total personnel: 85

Incident Commander: E. Huerta, ICT4

Summary: The Meadow Fire is burning on Forest Service lands north of Signal Peak. Interior smoke is diminishing. All lines are being held and crews continue to secure the edges of the fire.

EMNRD-Forestry Division
Ute Park Fire - June 7, 2018 Morning Update

Southwest Area Incident
Management Team #1

Bea Day-Incident Commander

Dry Weather Expected Over the Fire Today

Acres: 36,800 acres Percent Containment: 35%
Start Date: May 31, 2018, 2:10pm Cause: Unknown, under investigation
Jurisdiction: NM State Fuels: Grass, Pinyon Juniper, Mixed Conifer
Origin Location: Highway 64 in Ute Park, NM, between Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron
Resources: 611 personnel including 19 crews, 7 helicopters, 29 engines, 7 bulldozers, 10 water tenders

Dry weather is expected over the fire today. Citizens in the Cimarron area may see smoke today from within the fire’s perimeter as the fire continues to move through pockets of unburned pinyon juniper. This interior burning activity does not pose a threat to the community of Cimarron. Fire activity is expected to continue in this area, but is surrounded by previously burned areas that will confine its spread.

Acres: 39,642
Start Date: May 22, 2018
Cause: Human-caused
Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF)
Containment: 68%
Fuels: Timber (litter, grass, and understory)
Total personnel: 574

General Information: On Friday at 6:00 A.M., Steve Millert’s Type 2 Incident Management Team will transition management of the Buzzard Fire to the Gila Las Cruces Type 3 Team, led by Incident Commander Ricky Cox. The number of personnel assigned to the fire will continue to decrease due to successful firefighting efforts. Approximately 280 personnel, including 4 crews, 11 engines, 5 water tenders, 3 helicopters, 3 dozers, 2 chippers, and 1 excavator will remain assigned to the incident. The Incident Command Post will remain in place at Apache Creek Campground.

andy mason event Andy Mason entertains a room full of kids ready to read and learn

Photos by Alexis Rico

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, award-winning New Mexico children’s musician Andy Mason helped kick off the Silver City Public Library summer reading program Libraries Rock! with an interactive performance. Mason taught a packed room of children about the history of ukuleles, pizza production and writing one’s own book. Those in attendance also made up a song to close out the show. The children t laughed, danced, and learned new things.

Acres: ~160

Start Date: June 3, 2018

Cause: Under investigation

Location: Silver City RD, NW of Signal Peak Lookout

Containment: 80%

Fuels: Grass, oak brush, heavy dead and down and ponderosa pine

Total personnel: 100

Incident Commander: M. Schinstock, iCT4

Summary: The Meadow Fire is burning on Forest Service lands north of Signal Peak. Initial attack crews responded with full suppression strategy. There continues to be smoke in the interior of the fire and crews are continuing to work on mop-up and security the edges.

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