Sisters Fire Update - 8 pm

Contact(s): Punky Moore

SILVER CITY, NM; May 22, 2016 – Fire spread has slowed on the Sisters Fire on the Silver City Ranger District. A coordinated response Sunday afternoon by firefighters, dispatchers, managers and aircraft kept the fire size to about 10-15 acres. The fire is located near Twin Sisters northeast of Pinos Altos.

The airtanker has been released. Firefighters on the ground continue to be assisted by two helicopters dropping water on hot spots.  

Private property owners near the fire were notified earlier today. No mandatory evacuations have been ordered. The cause of the fire is under investigation.