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A new wildfire named the “Turkey Fire”, was initially reported at approximately 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 1st and located in close proximity to Bursum Road, 18 miles southeast of Reserve and 10 miles north of Snow Lake on the Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District. According to a news release at the time of this report, the size of the fire was 450 acres and growing and 0% contained. In addition, a full suppression strategy is underway. This area is heavily used by the public and several homes and structures are in the area. The cause of this fire is under investigation.
The “Water Fire” located 3 miles east of the Wilderness Ranger Station and 6 miles north of Mimbres, at the time of this report was at 765 acres and 30% contained. This fire was detected in the afternoon hours of Thursday, April 28th. Strong gusty winds are expected through tomorrow and the relative humidity remains low during the day hours. This fire has accessibility challenges due to limited road access, however one existing two-track road is being utilized as a containment line along the western edge of the fire. The cause of this fire is under investigation. Information regarding all New Mexico fires can be found online at nmfire.com
Sunday marked the wrap up of a very successful 35th Annual Tour of the Gila in Grant County. Some .local highlights included HMS sponsoring Team California composed of under 25-year old athletes. The team placed 6th overall in the final standings. In addition, HMS provided their medical support of the race along with Dr. Pedro Armendariz who established the COVID protocols for the event. The iconic event was made possible by organizer Jack Brennan and the many local sponsors, municipal and county workers, first responders, law enforcement, medical workers, and other volunteers that come together to coordinate an event that attracts people from all over the world. For race results and more Tour of the Gila stories, visit https://tourofthegila.com/ and the Tour of the Gila on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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