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The Corral Fire in the Gila Wilderness is 720 acres in size and 0% contained. The fire is currently on monitor status only. There are no immediate values at risk. The terrain is fairly flat with the East Fork of the Gila River to the northwest and Black Canyon to the south. Moderate growth occurred yesterday which was noted during the aerial survey. The west flank of the fire is remaining stagnant with the majority of the growth towards Black Canyon. The fire did receive some precipitation in the afternoon.
The Baca Fire on the Quemado Ranger District is currently 9,833 acres and 14% contained. Forecasted moisture that was predicted has not materialized over the fire. Yesterday, fire resources conducted firing operations along portions of FSR 93 in the Dead Horse Canyon area to help keep the fire within the identified confinement area. Forest Roads 13 and 13D were patrolled by engines, and stump holes and logs adjacent to these roads were extinguished. Today, fire personnel continued to monitor the fire and secure FSR 13D, 13 and 92. Visit the Forest Service website for an up-to-date list of closures in the area.
The Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce will hold an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Grant County Business and Conference Center on Thursday from 3 to 7 pm. The doors will be open to all the rooms for guests to view all of the newly remodeled rooms.
If you are a business that offers services to other businesses, sign up now for the Grant County Business Resource Expo. You have until Friday to register. The Expo will be held Thursday, June 15th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Conference Center. Visit the SkyWest Media/Silver City Radio booth for help with traditional and digital marketing and video production for websites. For more information about the Expo, or to register your business, contact Lawrence Garcia of the Small Business Development Center at WNMU at Lawrence.Garcia@WNMU.edu or call 538-6164.