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Bonita Fire, Carson National Forest June 16, 2017

Bonita Fire

Environment and Health Departments Issue Smoke Advisory

Approximate Location

36.613 latitude, -106.199 longitude

Incident Overview


Carson National Forest Bonita Wildfire Update
Location: El Rito Ranger District
Bonita Canyon
3 miles north of Cañon Plaza
Size: Approx. 4000 acres
Containment: 25%
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: June 3, 2017-- Continue reading

Dense smoke advisory until Saturday morning 061717

Dense smoke advisory until Saturday morning 061717

[Editor's Note: For sources of the smoke see the fire reports on the front page of Grant County Beat.]

Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-
Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-Eastern Black Range Foothills-
Sierra County Lakes-Northern Dona Ana County-
Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-Western El Paso County-
Including the cities of Cliff, Buckhorn, Gila Hot Springs,
Mule Creek, Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston, Fort Bayard,
Mimbres, Hurley, Faywood, Grant County Airport, Lordsburg,
Red Rock, Virden, Deming, Columbus, Hillsboro, Winston,
Truth Or Consequences, Derry, Spaceport, Garfield, Hatch,
Radium Springs, Las Cruces, Vado, Sunland Park, Downtown El Paso,
West El Paso, and Upper Valley-- Continue reading

Freeze 2 Fire, 50 miles NE of San Carlos, AZ June 16, 2017

Freeze 2 Fire

Freeze 2 Fire now 70 percent complete
Firefighters contained an additional 20% containment yesterday. Most of the southern flank of the fire and the eastern perimeter is now contained. The remaining areas left to contain (30%) is along.. more

33.567 latitude, -109.618 longitude

Incident Overview

Firefighters lit a burnout to remove surface vegitation ahead the fire Freeze 2 Fire. This low intensity burnout opperation was ver successful in controling the spread of the fire .

The Freeze 2 Fire, located 50 miles east-northeast of the town of San Carlos, is currently burning on the San Carlos Apache Reservation near Freezeout Mountain. The strategy for the incident is full suppression.-- Continue reading

Highline Fire near Payson, Arizona June 16, 2017

Highline Fire near Payson, Arizona June 16, 2017

Christopher Creek Community Meeting Scheduled
There will be a Highline Fire Community Meeting TONIGHT, June 16, at 7pm at the LDS church in Christopher Creek (546 W Ashby Apple Dr, Payson, AZ 85541).American Sign Language (ASL) services will be.. more
Approximate Location

34.397 latitude, -111.218 longitude

Incident Overview

Acres: 4,929 acres based on infrared data
Start Date: June 10, 2017
Cause: Unknown, under investigation
Origin: 8 mi N of Payson in 1990 Dude Fire Scar
Containment: 35%
Fuels: Grass, brush, heavy and down, Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer
Total personnel: 1,069-- Continue reading

Lizard Fire, Coronado National Forest, Arizona June 16, 2017

Incident Overview

Firefighters will patrol the perimeter of the fire today to ensure all the containment lines are holding. Additional crews and engines will monitor the south end of the fire near Mt. Glenn. Aircraft will be available to assist firefighters on the ground if needed. Fire activity is expected to be minimal, but the public can expect to see smoke as interior fuel continues to burn.

Rehabilitation efforts including chipping brush and repairing dozer lines will continue.-- Continue reading

Cajete Fire on Jemez Ranger District

June 16, 2017

Location: Jemez Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest, on both sides of NM Highway 4 along the southern boundary of the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The Cajete Fire appears to have started approximately one mile northeast of Vallecitos de los Indios. The fire area runs along the East Fork of the Jemez River and is to the west of the burn scars from the 2011 Las Conchas Fire and the 2013 Thompson Ridge Fire.

Start Date: June 15, 2017

Cause: Unknown

Size: 700 acres

Vegetation: Ponderosa pin, mixed conifer, aspen.-- Continue reading

Final Update Baca Fire, June 16, 2017 at 1300

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake

Catron County, New Mexico

Start Date: May 12, 2017 Size: 11,139 acres Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, grass, and mixed conifer

Smoke: Smoke is visible within the surrounding area of Mangas Valley.

Resources: Local District Resources Incident Commander Type 4: Tony Medran-- Continue reading

Grant County Commission hears reports on land plan 061317

[Editor's Note: This is part 1 of a multi-part article series on the Grant County Commission work session and regular sessions this week on June 13, 3017 and June 15, 2017.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

At an almost three-hour work session on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, commissioners heard a presentation by Aaron Sussman, planner with Bohannon Huston, provider of engineering, spatial data and advanced technologies consulting.

"The last update of your Comprehensive Land Use Plan was in 2004, so it needed updating," Sussman said.

He gave an overview of what the plan includes, according to guidelines from the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration. "It guides the protections for the land and procedures, as well as the ultimate purposes of the plan. This is a high-level document without a lot of detail. If you can define trends, we can provide policy guidance to support any grant applications you may want to make. It was not an effort to reinvent the plans you already have in place, but to build off them."-- Continue reading

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