Lincoln National Forest – New Fire: Curtis – 4/17/13 – 1820 update
Fire Name: Curtis
Date and Time Detected: 4/17/13 - 1528 hours
Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest
Location: 2 1/2 miles southwest of Mayhill, NM, near Curtis Canyon, north of Highway 130
Current Size: 100 acres
Resources: Two Forest Service hotshot crews and three engines, and numerous cooperating Otero County Emergency Response resources.
The fire has been moving in a south, southwesterly direction, away from the community of Mayhill. Firefighters have been successful in keeping the fire from spreading south across Highway 130. They are focusing their efforts on the northern flank.
Fire Behavior: Some spotting was reported earlier
Fuel Type: Mixed conifer and grass
Cause: Under investigation
Otero County Emergency Management is currently requesting evacuations of homes in the immediate vicinity of the fire — Approximately 6 homes were evacuated and 12 pre-notification were issued to residents in the immediate area.