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The Gila National Forest has updated news regarding the Drummond and Trujillo fires that were ignited by lightning on May 19th on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District. The Drummond Fire is one mile south of Emory Pass and the Trujillo Fire is one mile south of the Drummond Fire on the Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District, in Sierra County. At the time of this report, the size of the fire is 8-acres both igniting within the 2013 Silver Fire scar. Due to the rough and steep terrain in Drummond Fire, firefighters and equipment remain poised at Emory Pass monitoring the fire and will respond as necessary should the fire begin to move. They will keep the fire south of Highway 152 and east of Black Range Crest Trail 79. A public meeting for local residents will be held at the Black Range Lodge Amphitheater tomorrow evening, May 26th at 6:00 p.m. The Lodge is located at 50 Main Street, Kingston.
In further forest fire news, the Johnson Fire, ignited by lightning on May 20th, has increased to 7,300 acres and is burning on National Forest System lands on the Wilderness Ranger District in Catron County. Fire crews have secured a fireline in Raw Meat Canyon, and sprinkler kits were installed at White Creek Cabin. For a list of trail and/or road closures, visit silvercityradio.com.
The News Mexico Department of Health has announced that the federal government has modified the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Emergency Use Authorization, allowing thawed, undiluted vials of Pfizer vaccine to be stored in refrigerators for up to one month. Previously, the thawed undiluted vials of vaccine could be stored in refrigeration for a maximum of five days. Smaller packages of the Pfizer vaccine will soon be available allowing the state more flexible options for distribution to primary care providers and other smaller COVID-19 vaccine providers.
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