Cottonwood Fire - June 14, 2018 4:45 p.m.
NORTHERN NEW MEXICO TYPE 3 INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM
JAMIE LONG - INCIDENT COMMANDER
Acres: 20 acres Percent Containment: 0%
Start Date: June 14, 2018 Cause: Unknown, under investigation
Jurisdiction: Private Fuels: Grass, brush, timber
Origin Location: Vermejo Ranch area, Raton, NM, 12 miles north of Cimarron, NM
Latitude: 36.44 35
Longitude: -104 55.07
Resources: 1 crew, 2 helicopters, 4 engines, additional resources ordered
Caroline Baldwin and her daughter Lydia will be participating in the Air Race Classic again this year – again, as race team #29. Caroline's granddaughter Cara is not racing. Cara is now an employee with SkyWest and is training for co-pilot / first officer position.
"Lydia and I depart on Friday morning (June 15) from Silver City for Sweetwater, TX," Caroline said. "After a few days of briefings, plane inspections, and banquet, we will all be anxious for race start on Tuesday, June 19."
In cooperation with Air Race Classic partner MAProgress, the ARC website will display the 2018 race course overlaid on a map of the United States. Each stop is clearly marked; race fans can watch the racers’ progress as they proceed along the course.
Gila Las Cruces Type 3 Incident Management Team
Ricky Cox—Incident Commander
Increased Smoke Due to Firing Operations
June 14, 2018 Daily Update
Acres: 44,402 Start Date: May 22, 2018
Cause: Human-caused Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF)
Containment: 74% Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)
Total Personnel: 384
General Information: As control lines were connected and completed on the southwest side of the fire, crews conducted firing operations to burn out and secure the lines. These operations along with the fire burning in heavier fuels increased the smoke in the air on Wednesday. Local residents can expect a greater amount of smoke settling into low land areas during the evening and early morning hours. Firefighters continue to monitor the fire’s progression and prepare for further firing operations as needed to keep up with the fire’s spread.
Acres: 574 acres Percent Containment: 0%
Start Date: June 10, 2018, 2:10pm Cause: Lightning
Jurisdiction: Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest
Origin Location: 6 miles east of Mogollon, NM Fuels: Timber (Litter and Understory)
Resources: 56 personnel
General Information: The Willow Fire is burning on Willow Mountain and in the headwaters of Willow Creek. The fire is currently burning in the Whitewater-Baldy Fire scar (2012) in heavy dead and down fuels. The majority of the fire perimeter is in the Gila Wilderness.
A weather pattern forecast is lining up to produce precipitation over the fire area Friday and Saturday. Along with the rain may come lightning, strong down draft winds and unstable weather conditions.
Location: Mile post 38 on US Hwy 180, north of Alma, NM, Glenwood Ranger District
Start Date: June 11, 2018
Cause: Human Caused
Resources: 3 Type 6 engines, 1 Type 3 engine, 1 Type 2 IA Crew, 1 Type 3 Helicopter, 2 SEATs, and 1 Utility Chase Truck
Size: ~ 80 acres
Containment: 100% as of June 12.
Location: 6 miles east of Mogollon, NM, Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest
Start Date: June 10, 2018
Vegetation: Heavy dead and down mixed conifer, ponderosa pine; and in burn scar from 2012 Whitewater-Baldy Complex
Resources: 1 IHC crew, 1 Wildfire Use Module, 1 Initial Attack crew, 1 Type 3 helicopter
Size: ~ 375 acres
Incident Commander: J. Hammer, ICT3, M. Cornwell, ICT3t
General Information: The Willow Fire, is burning on National Forest System lands, on Glenwood Ranger District in Catron County, NM. It is on Willow Mountain and in the headwaters of Willow Creek. The fire has crossed Crest Trail #182. The fire is burning in the Whitewater-Baldy Fire scar (2012) in heavy dead and downed fuels. The majority of the fire perimeter is in the Gila Wilderness. Area Closures are in effect.
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