Spur Fire Update - 8:00 am

Contact(s): Punky Moore

LUNA, NM; May 30, 2016 – The lightning-caused Spur Fire on the Quemado Ranger District of the Gila National Forest is now 1,021 acres due to more precise aerial mapping. Sunday’s planned ignitions were accomplished to secure the west perimeter and prevent the fire from spreading toward grazing lands and private property. Moderate activity was seen on the east and south sides of the fire with the current hot and dry conditions. 

During the management of this incident, the Gila/Las Cruces Type 3 Incident Management Team and Quemado Ranger District have been working in partnership with private landowners, grazing permittees and other agencies to meet multiple resource objectives for all parties involved. These objectives include: keep firefighter and public safety the first priority, maintain fire within the defined management area and protect 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 holiday. 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: 112 personnel (3 crews, 3 engines, 1 helicopter and 1 water tender)

Containment: 20%, long-term event

Injuries: None

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