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Fire Information

June 28, 2017; 5:00 PM MST

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, a fire was spotted burning in the Valle Vidal area of the Carson National Forest. The fire, which we understand was sparked by lightening, is located approximately one half mile north east of the Whiteman Vega Camp used by Philmont Scout Ranch. Authorities from the Carson National Forest are responding to the fire, which has been designated as the Whiteman Fire.

There are four wildland fire trucks, one tanker and one helicopter involved in containing this fire. The fire is estimated at approximately 5 acres and the firefighters are working towards containment.

All participants and staff are accounted for and are safe at Ring Place and Seally Canyon camps. Contingency itinerary plans are being formulated to keep all crews and staff safely away from the fire.


June 28, 2017; 2:00 PM MST

At approximately 11:30am on June 28th, 2017 a fire was spotted burning in the Valle Vidal area of the Carson National Forest. The lightning caused fire is located approximately one half mile northeast of the Whiteman Vega camp that is used by Philmont Scout Ranch. All staff and participants are accounted for and are being prepared to move towards areas of safety. The fire is being responded to by the Carson National Forest. The fire has been designated as the Whiteman Fire.

This information was updated on June 28th at 2:00PM.

 

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Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.