Johnson Fire burned 88,918 acres in Gila National Forest

Wildfires

Final Update July 9, 2021

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Johnson Fire began on the Wilderness Ranger District in the Gila National Forest on Thursday, May 20, 2021, near the Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park in Catron County.

  • Start Date: May 20, 2021 | Final update July 9, 2021
  • Fire Size: 88,918 acres
  • Containment: 75%
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park and 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings in the Wilderness Ranger District of Catron County, NM
  • Structures Threatened: Values at risk include Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, White Creek Cabin, and sensitive aquatic species in Gila Wilderness
  • Structures Burned: No
  • Evacuations: No
  • Area Vegetation: Ponderosa pine and grass

Even when a fire is completely out, forest officials say many hazards such as rolling rocks, soil erosion, flooding and falling trees are still present.

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