Silver fire grows to 36,500 acres
San Lorenzo, NM (KTSM) — Persistant hot and dry weather continue to fuel the Silver Fire, burning in southern New Mexico's Gila National Forest.
Fire officials say the fire has now burned more than 36,000 acres.
The most active part of the fire is in the north, moving two miles since Wednesday.
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and key staff members will be touring the area with firefighters this morning.
Silver Fire resources include five helicopters, five 20-person hotshot crews, four 20-person hand crews, 15 engines, one dozer and eight water tenders for 511 personnel.
Daily public meetings continue to be held each morning at the Hillsboro Community Center at 10 and tomorrow, Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Round Up Lodge in San Lorenzo at 6 p.m.
The fire was sparked June 7th by lightning.