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Location: 12 miles north of Silver City Start Date: June 6, 2020 Size: 6700 acres
Cause: Lightning Total Personnel:167 Containment: 30%
Vegetation: Timber with grass understory, brush, and chaparral
Resources: Two type 1 20-person handcrews, two 20-person initial attack handcrews, one 8-person handcrew, one Type 3 heavy fire engine, four Type 6 light fire engines, one Type 3 medium helicopter, one Type 1 heavy helicopter, and one dozer. Air tankers are available at the Gila Aerial Fire Base.

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Update includes seven additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 88 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
27 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Cibola County
6 new cases in Curry County
3 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
5 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Luna County
13 new cases in McKinley County
9 new cases in Sandoval County
6 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

The Department of Health on Tuesday also reported seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

Location: 12 miles north of Silver City Start Date: June 6, 2020 Size: 6600 acres 
Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 181 Containment: 25%
Vegetation: Timber with grass understory, brush, and chaparral
Resources: Two type 1 20-person handcrews, two 20-person initial attack handcrews, one 8-person handcrew, one Type 3 heavy fire engine, four Type 6 light fire engines, one Type 3 medium helicopter, one Type 1 heavy helicopter, and one dozer. Air tankers are available at the Gila Aerial Fire Base.

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Location: between Blood Canyon and Brushy Mountain, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest

Start Date:  June 6, 2020         Size:  ~ 8,370 acres                 Cause: Lightning

Vegetation:  Pinyon Juniper    Containment: 50%

Strategy:   The Type 3 Team will be transitioning the fire back to the Wilderness Ranger District Fire Management crew as of Wednesday June 17, 2020, at 6:00 a.m. This fire will be in monitor status by the Wilderness RD and the Black Mountain Lookout until the onset of monsoon season. 

Silver City, NM, June 16, 2020—For Immediate Release. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team has been assigned to assess post fire conditions for the Tadpole Fire, on the Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest.

A BAER team addresses situations in burned areas and evaluates what values might be at risk and determine if threats to cultural or natural resources exist. BAER is "first aid"—immediate stabilization that often begins before a fire is fully contained.

Update includes five additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 132 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
13 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
3 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in Doña Ana County
17 new cases in Hidalgo County
2 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
25 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
26 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Taos County
29 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Monday also reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are: 

Silver City -- What's the Fourth of July holiday without a parade? Just not the same, so despite the corona virus pandemic and public health and safety measures prohibiting large gatherings, organizers are creating a virtual Independence Day parade, and local organizations are encouraged to participate by creating a short video about their organization that will be available online on the 4th of July.

Together with the Town of Silver City, Silver City MainStreet, Grant County government, and local schools, the Grant County Chamber of Commerce is again organizing the parade, which is being sponsored by PNM.

"Despite COVID-19, we still want to celebrate our amazing community, our patriotism and our nation's independence," said Steven Chavira, Chamber executive director. "None of that has changed, and we are asking all organizations to get involved in our virtual parade and be part of this beautiful tradition."

Monday, June 15, 2020, 12:00 P.M. MT

Location: 12 miles north of Silver City Start Date: June 6, 2020 Acres: 6,600
Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 179 Containment: 25%
Vegetation: Timber with grass understory, brush, and chaparral
Resources: Two Type 1 20-person handcrews, two 20-person initial attack handcrews, one 8-person handcrew, one Type 3 heavy fire engine, four Type 6 light fire engines, one Type 3 medium helicopter, and one Type 1 heavy helicopter, and one dozer, Air tankers are available at the Gila Aerial Fire Base.

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