The U.S. Forest Service issued a press release on Thursday, April 12, regarding a wildland fire named the Jordan Fire burning in the Gila Wilderness. The cause of the fire was not known at the time of the press release.
As of Thursday, the fire was located approximately three miles east of Copperas Peak and New Mexico Highway 15 in the Gila Wilderness, and was approximately five acres in size.
Five firefighting personnel from the Wilderness Ranger District responded to the fire. Also, a 20-person, Type 2 Initial Attack Crew (Gila Regulars) had been ordered to assist in suppressing the fire. The Jordan Fire is burning mostly in Ponderosa pine and grass.
The Jordan Fire is the first fire reported this year on the Wilderness Ranger District.
For more information, please call the Wilderness Ranger District office at (575) 536-2250.