Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District
Start Date: June 5, 2019
Cause: Lightning
Vegetation: ponderosa pine, pinyon juniper, grasslands, heavy dead and down from previous fires
Resources: 1 Type 6 engine and a 10 person hand crew
Size: 3,556 acres
Containment: 100%
Incident Commander: Clark & Verthein (trainee)


The Spring Fire, is burning on National Forest System lands in Catron County, New Mexico. This fire is burning in an area that has had both natural and prescribed fire. The values include multiple historic structures, private lands, wildlife, and fencing. The strategy for this fire is confine and contain. A transfer of command took place this morning; Incident Commander Clark and Verthein (trainee) are in charge of the fire and it is being placed into monitoring status. This is the last news release on this incident unless conditions dramatically change.

Smoke is anticipated to be minimal today due the majority of interior fuel having been consumed. Smoke from fire rises up and away during the daytime, but in the evening smoke can pool back down in canyons, drainages, and basins. For information on air quality and protecting your health, and to find guidance on distances and visibility, please visit https://nmtracking.org/fire . Fire information can be found at http://nmfireinfo.com  or Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6377 /.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila