Cub Fire in Gila National Forest burns 25,950 acres, 100% contained


Final Update: July 27, 2020

GILA NATIONAL FOREST (KRQE) – The Cub Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest, and started on June 28. The lightning-caused fire continues to burn within the boundary of the Whitewater-Baldy Fire scar.

  • Start Date: June 28, 2020
  • Location: 3 miles northeast of Mogollon Baldy Lookout
  • Containment: 100%
  • Size: 25,950 acres
  • Cause: lightning
  • Total Personnel: 1
  • Area Vegetation: grass, brush, and multiple snags

According to NMFire officials, the weather will continue to be hot and dry with expectations of delay in monsoon until the third week of July. Crews will monitor the fire’s progression around Mogollon Baldy Lookout Tower as the terrain is inaccessible.

As of July 27, InciWeb reports the Cub Fire has reached 100% containment.

Cub Fire on July 7. Image courtesy of NMFire.

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