SIERRA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A fire caused by lightning broke out on the evening of July 18 in Brushy Mountain on the Black Range Ranger District in the Gila National Forest.
- Start Date: July 18, 2020
- Location: Brushy Mountain, Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest
- Containment: 0%
- Size: 72 acres
- Structures Threatened: N/A
- Structures Burned: None
- Evacuations: None
- Cause: Lightning
- Total Personnel: 4 wildland firefighters from Black Range District crew
- Area Vegetation: pinyon, juniper
Officials with the Gila National Forest report the fire is burning in the area known as Hermosa Prescribed Fire Phase 2 from 1997 and the strategy includes full suppression. Smoke may be visible from the Winston, Hermosa, and Truth or Consequences communities.