Spurgeon Fire

Location: Mile post 38 on US Hwy 180, north of Alma, NM, Glenwood Ranger District

Start Date:  June 11, 2018

Cause:  Under investigation

Vegetation: grasses

Resources: Engines responding

Size:  ~ 25 acres

Containment: 0%

Incident Commander: B. Spivey, ICT4

Summary: The Spurgeon Fire, is burning on National Forest System lands, on Glenwood Ranger District in Catron County, NM. It is on both sides of US Hwy 180, mile post 39, north of Alma, NM. There may be delays in traffic on both north and south bound US Hwy 180.

Air reconnaissance confirmed multiple starts. The fire is burning in brush and grasses on both sides of US Hwy 180. Engines are responding with full suppression strategy.

Smoke from fire rises up and away during the daytime, but in the evening smoke can pool back down in canyons, drainages, and basins. For information on air quality and protecting your health, and to find guidance on distances and visibility, please visit https://nmtracking.org/fire. Fire information can be found at nmfireinfo.com.

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