The Gila National Forest Whitewater Fire


The Whitewater Fire is burning in the Gila National Forest north of Silver City, NM.

Detected 5/16/2012, and located 10 miles northeast of Glenwood. The fire is currently 410 acres burning in steep, rough, rugged terrain in mixed conifer. The fire is burning in all directions but mostly to the east. In the early morning, the fire is backing with active head run in the late afternoon as the sun hits the fire. Crews will continue to scout and prep as access is very limited due to steep terrain. Smoke is visible from N.M. Highway 180. 56 personnel are assigned to the fire.

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