Silver Fire Update - June 24, 2013 8:00 Am
Incident: Silver Fire Wildfire
Red Flag Warning for Silver Fire –The Silver Fire grew to 76,062 acres yesterday as firefighters look for locations to engage the fire. The fire was most active in the northeast. Some areas of the fire in the south are in monitor status with resources shifting to the northwest, north and northeast parts of the fire.
Today is a transition day on the Silver Fire as Matt Reidy’s Northern Arizona Incident Management Team transfers the fire this evening to John Pierson’s New Mexico Incident Management Team. Residents of the Mimbres Valley should see more fire vehicles and some additional firefighters today.
Yesterday crews continued to mop up around Kingston and Reeds Cabin was wrapped for protection. State Forestry crews worked on fire hazard mitigation thinning on private property in Cooney subdivision to protect homes from wildfire.
Crews will continue to construct indirect fire line today in the northwest part of the fire and prepare for possible firing operations along the west. A Red Flag warning is in place again today for hot, dry and windy conditions.
Resources assigned to the fire include five 20-person hotshot crews, three 20-person crews, six helicopters, 18 engines, one dozer, nine water tenders for a total of 499 personnel.
Silver Fire updates can be found on Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3414. For additional fire information, visit the following websites: www.facebook.com/SilverFireNM, www.flickr.com/gilaforest, www.twitter.com/SilverFireNM.