The Corral Fire is estimated at 19,850 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers. The fire received just under ½ inch of rain during Saturday's precipitation. This fire is showing low behavior which is as it should in a fire-adapted ecosystem. The strategy of this fire is to reduce live woody fuels, reduce fuel loads on the ground, improve forest health and watershed conditions, and support the reintroduction of fire in the natural ecosystem.
Forest Service Road 150 is open to motorists. Huddleston-Lorton requests “that motorists use caution, maintain a “heads-up” approach and defer to instructions from the fire crews on the road."
Reserve, NM, June 27, 2017- The Reserve Ranger District has 3 fires on National Forest System lands in Catron County, NM.
Teacher, Gravel and Seven fires have transitioned to Type 4 organization. Fire activity is minimal with interior smoke. Teacher fire remains at 3,555 acres, Gravel at 2,880 acres and Seven Fire at 1,189 acres. There has been some moisture on the fires, but we do not anticipate full suppression/containment until monsoon season. Thus far, these fires are serving the objective of maintaining and restoring fire's natural role in the ecosystem.
By Mary Alice Murphy
Caroline Baldwin and her daughter, Lydia Baldwin, are the twosome of the Baldwin Family Flyers for the 2017 Air Race Classic, an all-women small plane air race across part of the U.S.
This year, in a break with the usual race from west to east, they chose to go from east, starting in Frederick, MD to Coshocton, OH to Indianapolis, IN to Decorah, IA, to Bemidji, MN, southward to Spencer, IA, to Abilene, KS, to Plainview, TX to Edgewood, NM and ending in Santa Fe, NM.
By Mary Alice Murphy
The Grant County Airport hangars sustained some damage during the Saturday later afternoon storm.
Rebekah Wenger, airport manager, said about 5:30 p.m., she received a call from a Forest Service helicopter pilot, who told her: "One of your hangar roofs is coming off."
Location: Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District
Start Date: June 6, 2017 Size: 7,269 acres Cause: Lightning
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component
Resources: Four wildland fire modules, 3 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 101
Containment: 0% (managed for multiple resource objectives)
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