Spur Fire Update - 9:00 am

Contact(s): Punky Moore


LUNA, NM; May 28, 2016 – The lightning-caused Spur Fire on the Quemado Ranger District of the Gila National Forest has not grown and remains at 815 acres. On Friday, cooler temperatures and a trace of rain slowed fire activity; however, predicted hot and dry conditions could set up fuels to have greater potential for fire growth through the holiday weekend. Fire crews will continue to prepare forest trails 33 and 34 to the west and hold fire south of Forest Service Road 3020 and west of 49 (Toriette Lake Rd).

Objectives outlined for this incident include: Public and firefighter safety is still the number one priority. Keeping fire within defined management area while protecting private property, range improvements, and heritage resources.

There are no closure orders or trail restrictions in place.  Forest users are being asked as usual to be careful with fire while enjoying the Memorial Day weekend.

Information is also posted on Inciweb http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4746/ , NM Fire info https://nmfireinfo.com/, Twitter @gilanforest and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GilaNForest.

Start date: 5/21/16

Resources: 86 personnel (2 crews, 3 engines and 1 water tender)

Containment: 15%, long-term event

Injuries: None





https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD503443