Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Round Fire on the Aldo Leopold Wilderness is currently 3,652 acres in size with 85 personnel responding to the fire. The fire was caused by lightning on June 6th and is being managed for multiple resource objectives. The fire will restore and enhance diverse ecosystems and has a collateral benefit of reducing the potential for large scale stand replacing fire in the future. The fire is burning at a low intensity rate. A line is being established along a fence between Forest Service Road 500 and 226. There are no area closures at this time.
The Teacher Fire on the Reserve Ranger District is estimated at 3,190 acres in size. A Type 3 organization continues to manage this fire as personnel work to secure the western flank. The Gravel Fire is currently 1,860 acres. Yesterday resources took suppression actions in Indian Creek. Snow Lake, Dipping Vat, Willow Creek and Ben Lilly Campgrounds remain open at this time.
The Quemado Ranger District has posted the final update on the Baca Fire located six miles northeast of Quemado Lake. The Fire is 11,139 acres in size. Fire activity is minimal. The Mangas Lookout and local engine will monitor the area over the weekend. Closures remain in effect in the area. Please check with the Quemado Ranger District for closures.
Visit our website at SilverCityRadio.com for a complete news release from the Grant County 4-H Club regarding the annual County Contests held June 6th through the 9th. We wish to congratulate these competitors. Participants that placed in the top eight for judging and shooting contests or the top four for public speaking events will move on and compete at the Southwest District event to be held in Socorro June 21st through the 22nd.
Two men accused of assaulting an off-duty Border Patrol Agent stationed at the Deming Station are in custody.33 year old Sergio Ivan Vanegas-Quinonez and 31 year old Fernando Puga, both of Las Cruces, face various felony charges in connection with the attack.