Regional
12:55 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Sites Reopen Following Signal Fire In Gila National Forest

The Gila National Forest has reopened some recreation sites that were closed because of a wildfire that burned 8.5 square miles about 10 miles north of Silver City.

The Silver City Sun-News reports that the sites could be reopened because the Signal Fire is fully contained.

Most of the nearly 600 firefighting personnel had been reassigned, though some remain to mop up hot spots and patrol fire lines.

The reopened recreation sites included the McMillan and Cherry Creek campground, the Ben Lilly Memorial Observation Site and the Signal Peak and Woodhaul Wagon Road trailheads.

Service forest roads and trails in the area remain closed.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.