Doagy Fire Monday 5/24/2021

Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at www.nmfireinfo.com
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7485/
Fire Phone 575-519-0103

DOAGY FIRE
Location: Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date: May 14, 2021 Size: 12,656 acres
Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Timber with grass understory
Total Personnel: 113 Containment: 30%
Resources: 2 type 1 crews, 1 type 2 crew, 1 type 3 helicopter, 1 type 3 engine, 4 type 6 engines, 1 ambulance, 1 water tender

SUMMARY: The Doagy Fire was ignited by lightning and reported on May 14. The fire acreage is at 12,656 acres and remains at 30% containment. The fire started near Doagy Well in Doagy Canyon of the Gila National Forest. The fire is predominately burning in timber with grass understory, with patches of pinyon and juniper. Yesterday afternoon, hotshot crews supported by an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) equipped with a PSD performed tactical ignition on the interior southern aspects, predominately in juniper stands.

INCIDENT OBJECTIVES:

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Drummond and Trujillo Fires update 052321

Date: May 23, 2021

Location: The Drummond Fire is one mile south of Emory Pass and the Trujillo Fire is one mile south of the Drummond Fire on the Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM

Start Date: May 19, 2021 Size: 2 acres Cause: Lightning

Summary: The Drummond and the Trujillo Fires are burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest. Little to no fire activity has been observed today, there has been no active movement outside the current footprint of the fires since yesterday.

The fires are currently smoldering in the heavy dead and downed logs/snags. Smoke may be visible from both NM Highway 152 and I-25. Because of the dead and down trees, snags, and extremely steep terrain, during the day there will be fire-fighting resources at Emory Pass monitoring the fire.

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NM State Land Office holds virtual public comment session on disc golf proposal in Maude’s Canyon 052021

By Mary Alice Murphy

nm state land officemaudes canyon map copyThe map shows the potential site for an 18-hole disc golf course on 32nd Street. The yellow cross-hatched area is the proposed site. For a larger, more legible version, please visit https://www.nmstatelands.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/MC-1.png .

Angie Poss, assistant communications commissioner for the New Mexico State Land Office, introduced Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard, who is originally from Silver City.

“Hello, Silver City,” Garcia Richard said. “I’m excited about this project. It’s not traditional golf, but I’m happy to be partnering with Western New Mexico University on this proposal.”

She said her office oversees 13 million acres of state trust land. The beneficiaries of the use of state trust land include K-12 schools, including universities, like WNMU, and some hospitals. 

Garcia Richard noted the potential for the project to be YCC (Youth Conservation Corps) funded, with youths helping to construct it. 

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Doagy Fire, Sunday, 052321

Sunday, 5/23/2021

Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at www.nmfireinfo.com 

Inciweb:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7485/ 

Fire Information:  575-519-0103

DOAGY FIRE

Location: Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest            Start Date: May 14, 2021      Size:  11,000 acres      

Cause:  Lightning       Vegetation:  Timber with grass understory 

Total Personnel: 117         Containment:  30%

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Johnson Fire update May 23, 2021

Fire Information: (575) 519-0103
SM.FS.GNFPAO@usda.gov

Fire Information: https://nmfireinfo.com/
Website

 Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/
Johnson Fire – Update May 23, 2021

Wilderness Ranger District

Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM
Start Date: May 20, 2021 Size: ~4,131 acres Cause: Lightning
Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Grass
Resources: One Interagency Hotshot Crew, one ten-person Handcrew, one ten-person Wildfire Module, and one Type 3 Helicopter.
Summary:

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Drummond and Trujillo Fires 052221

Date: May 22, 2021

Location: The Drummond Fire is one mile south of Emory Pass and the Trujillo Fire is one mile south of the Drummond Fire on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM

Start Date: May 19, 2021 Size: 2 acres Cause: Lightning

Summary: The Drummond and the Trujillo Fires are burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest. Despite the high winds and dry conditions, minimal fire behavior was observed on either fire today. The fire is currently smoldering in the heavy dead and downed logs/snags. Smoke is still visible from both NM Highway 152 and I-25. Because of the dead and down trees, snags, and extremely steep terrain, during the day there will be fire-fighting resources at Emory Pass monitoring the fire.

The 2013 Silver Fire eliminated the dense vegetation or ladder fuels (live or dead vegetation that allows a fire to climb up from the landscape or forest floor into the tree canopy), therefore, lessening fire intensity on the Drummond and Trujillo Fires while chunking away at dead down logs and cleaning up previous snag downfall from 2013 Silver Fire. Fire fighters' strategy is to confine and contain the fire and keep the fire south of NM Hwy 152.

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Silver Consolidated Schools Board meeting report 051721 Podcast

By Grant County Beat Contributor

Grant County receives more than $3.5 million in Colonias awards

Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments Executive Director Priscilla Lucero, who serves on the Colonias Infrastructure Board, which is part of the New Mexico Finance Authority, announced the recipients of the latest round of Colonias Infrastructure Fund awards at the meeting May 20, 2021. Grant County entities received more than $3.5 million of the more than $26 million allocated.

See the breakdown of the awards in the PDF below:

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