What is the name and location of the wildfire?
The Pass wildfire is a 21,207-acre fire in New Mexico (1). As of June 2, 2023, it is located 40 miles west of Winston, New Mexico. Started by lightning on May 18, the fire is in the Gila National Forest near Forest Road 141, one mile east of Indian Creek Cabin and about a mile north of the Gila wilderness boundary. It is one mile west of Wolf Hollow Campground, south of Highway 59.
Which cities or areas are affected by the wildfire?
What is the current containment status of the wildfire?
The containment status of the Pass Fire is 0%. Firefighters are attempting to minimize the impacts to private property and infrastructure.
Are there any evacuation orders or alerts in place?
The Gila National Forest is open and there are no evacuation orders in place. It's essential to stay updated with local authorities and follow any emergency alerts or evacuation orders they issue to ensure personal safety in the affected areas.
How can I protect myself from wildfire smoke?
Always plan ahead to protect yourself from wildfire smoke.
• Get a free air quality app for real-time air quality alerts and forecasts.
• Shut doors and windows and set the HVAC to recirculate mode.
• Run a high-performance air purifier to filter wildfire smoke.
• Contribute to your community’s outdoor air quality data.
• Stay indoors; if you do need to go outdoors, wear a KN95/FFP2 mask.