Lone Mountain Fire: New Fire Start on the Lincoln National Forest

The lightning-caused Lone Mountain Fire is located about six miles north of White Oaks, NM near Hogback Ridge on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest. The fire is currently five acres and zero percent contained.

Fire behavior is being described as low intensity with flames creeping and smoldering with intermitted torching. Fire officials are considering a confine-and-contain approach to achieve multiple objectives on the landscape including reducing hazardous fuel loading and improved forage conditions. There are currently about 30 personnel assigned to the fire. Smoke may be visible from White Oaks and Carrizozo, NM. 

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Size: 5 acres

Containment: 0%

Cause: Lightning

Date/Time Detected: May 26, 2019

Location: 6 miles north of White Oaks, NM. North of Hogback Ridge.

Lat/Long: 33.80809, -105.7386

Legal Description: T6S, R12E, SESW Sec 1

Firefighting Resources: 1 Incident Hotshot Crew, 1 Type-6 Engine

Fuel Type:  Pinon/Juniper with Grass

Values at Risk: Private inholdings to the east