Community Meeting 6/18/2012
Incident: Whitewater Baldy Complex Wildfire
National Incident Management Organization
Fire Information: 575-533-6901, 575-533-6053 (Daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
Flickr (photos and maps): http://www.flickr.com/photos/gilaforest
Date Started: 05/16/2012
Number of Personnel: 363 including 4 hand crews and 3 camp crews
Size: 290,127 acres (453 square miles)
Equipment: 11 engines, 17 Water Tenders, 2 Dozers
Percent Contained: 63
Aircraft: 6 Helicopters
There is a community meeting planned for Monday June 18, 2012 at the Glenwood Park. The meeting will start at 6 pm. Please bring your own lawn chair. Fire Officials, Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team members and County Representatives will be on hand to answer questions concerning a variety of topics. Topics are the Whitewater-Baldy fire repair progress; Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) process; and the Counties planned response to possible effects to private property once the monsoonal rains begin.
For additional information regarding the post fire-flood assessment go to the Whitewater- Baldy Complex BAER page at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2900/.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: If you are planning to visit the Forest, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect. Additional closures are still are in effect in several areas; please go to the Gila National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/gila for current information or contact the Forest directly at 575-388-8201.