Update for June 25, 13
Incident: Silver Fire Wildfire
SILVER FIRE UPDATE
Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 8 a.m.
Fire Information: 575-536-3382 & 575-536-3285
Silver Fire updates can be found on Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3414
Acres: 81,363 Cause: Lightning Start Date: June 7, 2013
Containment: 20% Location: vicinity of Kingston, NM Fuels: Timber
Total personnel: 605 Terrain: steep, rugged
PUBLIC MEETING: JUNE 26 AT 6PM IN WINSTON AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER
Management of the Silver Fire has now transitioned to the New Mexico Type 2 Incident Management Team under Incident Commander John Pierson.
Today’s Actions: Crews will be constructing fire line in the northwest portion of the fire and continue to conduct burnout operations on the west flank off of McKnight Road as weather conditions allow. Fire personnel will scout out for placement of indirect line on the east and west flank of the Silver Fire. The fire behavior analyst for the NM Incident Management Team said that firefighters can expect significant fire activity today as weather conditions will be hot, dry and unstable. As a result, tall smoke columns are likely to develop. The fuels in the fire area are critically dry and the potential for ignition in the afternoon is 100%.
There are currently no evacuations in effect. The fire is approximately 5 miles west of Hermosa and 19 miles southwest Winston. Firefighters are planning to do structure protection in Hermosa and Cooney.
Today’s weather: The weather will transition today from a persistent southwest flow to lighter westerly winds as an upper level high pressure system builds over the southwest. As the high approaches this afternoon the winds will decrease. Relative humidity will be between 6-10%.
Smoke: The most significant smoke impacts from the Silver Fire will be areas to the east including Kingston, Hillsboro and possibly as far as Hermosa, Winston, Chloride, and Truth Or Consequences. Information on wildland fire smoke and your health can be found on the New Mexico Department of Health's website at https://nmtracking.org/fire.