Suppression strategies utilized for the remote Baca Fire
7/13/2016 - 8:27 am
The Baca Fire has grown to 1,697 acres. It is burning west of Baca Float, 27 miles south of the I-40 and Anvil Rock Road intersection. Due to the remoteness of the fire burning in steep, rugged and in accessible terrain with minimal values to be protected within five miles of the fire, a modified suppression strategy is utilized to maximize firefighter and public safety. This strategy makes suppression costs commensurate with values to be protected.
Baca Fire Overview:
Date of Origin: Thursday, June 7, 2016
Location: 27 miles south of intersection of I-40 and Anvil Rock Road
Size: 1,697 acres
Fuels: Grass and brush
Significant events: Fire is being monitored by air. Yesterday, the fire backed slowly down a grassy slope on the southeast side of the fire.
Projected incident activity: Fire will continue to move slowly to the southeast