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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 11:30 am 
Kerr Fire Update – May 19, 2017

Location: 17 miles northeast of Reserve, New Mexico
Start Date: May 1, 2017
Size: 6,804 acres
Contained: 38%
Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Gambel Oak, Piñon/Juniper
Resources: Engines: 3, Type 1 Crew: 1, Type 3 Helicopter: 1, Total personnel: 43

Resources will bone pile (drag unburned fuel into a pile) and burn heavies along FR 289 where hand ignitions occurred yesterday. Resources will continue to patrol southern, eastern, and northern flanks.

Resources will be holding, patrolling, and monitoring throughout the day today. Ignitions will take place if conditions are favorable for burning off the FR 289.

Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health website at https://nmtracking.org/fire.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila


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