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New Mexico Gila Nat'l Forest wildfire

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Unread 05-23-2012, 10:45 PM
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New Mexico Gila Nat'l Forest wildfire

Dont mean to be the bearer of bad news but for those of you that drew tags in 22/16B and a little west of there might be in for some rough times. Lightening caused a wildfire there and it has burned 11500 acres so far and is still at 0% containment due to winds. Winds are supposed to be bad all week :(. With winds blowing from west to east, it's not looking good for 16B.
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    Unread 06-08-2012, 05:41 AM
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    Re: New Mexico Gila Nat'l Forest wildfire

    Any news on the current fire situation?
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    Unread 06-13-2012, 11:33 PM
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    Fires may not be ideal but they are natures way of revitalizing an area. With a little rain it will be amazing for new growth in the burnt area and the game will be there for the fresh green shoots to feed on. I don't know that I would be totally disappointed.
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    Unread 06-14-2012, 05:37 AM
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    Re: New Mexico Gila Nat'l Forest wildfire

    It is at 50% containment now but it has burned 280,075 acres which is roughly 436 sq. miles. I can't predict the weather but I sure hope it rains there but rain has been so iffy around here for a while.
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    Re: New Mexico Gila Nat'l Forest wildfire

    Updated Information on the Gila Wilderness fire:

    Fire Facts:
    Date Started: 05/16/2012
    Number of Personnel: 303 including
    Cause: Lightning
    2 hand crews and 4 camp crews
    Size: 290,630 acres (454 square miles)
    Equipment: 4 engines, 6 Water Tenders, 1 Dozers
    Percent Contained: 75
    Aircraft: 5 Helicopters



    You guys in those hunting areas better pray for rain so that the grass will grow back!
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