Regional
9:52 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Gila Forest Still In Fire Danger

Gila, New Mexico – SILVER CITY, N.M. (KRWG) It may be cooling off, it may be getting a little rainy, but the fire danger remains high in the Gila National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service says since early October, the forest in southwest New Mexico has had two human-caused fires because of below-average rainfall.

The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/tIkqcH ) reports the latest fire was reported Monday and is called the Terry Fire. The other fire was the Gallinas Canyon Fire reported on Oct. 2. That fire was just one-tenth of an acre.

The forest supervisor says they're asking visitors to continue to be careful with any ignition sources that can start a wildfire.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com

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