Wet Weather Slows Fire Growth – Santa Fe National Forest

August 23, 2014, Santa Fe, NM – The lightning caused Pino Fire, on Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District, is now estimated at 91 acres. The fire, which is being managed for resource benefit, was slowed yesterday due to wetting rains in the area most of the day. Some active fire behavior was observed […]

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WETTING RAINS FORECAST FOR TODAY – Santa Fe National Forest

August 22, 2014, – The Pino Fire which began as a lightning caused fire on the Jemez Ranger District is now estimated at 90 acres. The fire which is being managed for resource benefit was allowed to grow naturally yesterday assisted by fire crews. Fire crews continued to monitor behavior and adjust tactics as needed. […]

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Positive Progress Made on Pino Fire – Santa Fe National Forest

August 21, 2014, – The Pino Fire which began as a lightning caused fire on the Jemez Ranger District is now at 83 acres. Firing operations were conducted on the southeast and east flanks of the fire yesterday. The consumption of fuels was thorough and favorable. Some smoke lingered over the area due to diminished […]

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Santa Fe National Forest Pino Fire now at 62 Acres

August 20, 2014 – The Pino Fire which began as a lightning caused fire on the Jemez Ranger District is continuing to grow and as of this morning is at 62 acres. The fire, being managed for resource benefit, is allowed to burn naturally and aided selectively with hand ignitions to manage the rate and […]

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Pino Fire Managed for Resource Benefit

August 19, 2014 – The lightning caused Pino Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District located south of Forest Road 270BC, 6 miles east of Jemez Springs continues to be managed for resource benefit. Firefighting personnel yesterday reported very little precipitation which resulted in more fire activity increasing the size to 30 […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Activities Planned in Ruidoso/Capitan Areas (7/25-8/20)

Lincoln National Forest – Smokey Bear Ranger District – Ruidoso and Capitan Areas *Gonzales, Perry, and Cora Dutton Units*-8/19/14- 5:30 pm —Firefighters completed ignitions today. 16 acres in the Perry unit, 134 acres in the Gonzales unit, and 17 acres in the Cora Dutton unit are complete. Firefighters will continue monitoring the areas. No other ignitions are planned for […]

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Pino Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District

The lightning caused Pino Fire, on Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District, was first sighted on August 13 when it was approximately ½ acre in size. Because the fire was smoldering, no imminent growth was anticipated, a flash flood warning had been issued for the area, and access to the site was limited, no […]

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Crews Make Progress on Whiskey Fire

Crews made progress securing fire lines around the Whiskey Fire near Lost Woman Crater in El Malpais National Monument. The fire was started by a lightning strike on July 18 and has burned approximately 850 acres. Of that total, 632 acres are on National Park Service (NPS) lands and 218 acres are on Bureau of […]

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The Whiskey Fire continues near Lost Woman Crater

Fire crews from the National Park Service and the USDA Forest Service continue to monitor a fire in El Malpais National Monument. The Whiskey Fire was started by lightning on Friday, July 18, 2014 and is located about a half mile northeast of Lost Woman Crater. The fire has grown to approximately 300 acres in […]

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Crews Monitor Lightning-Caused Fire Near Lost Woman Crater

A lightning strike started a fire that was discovered on Friday, July 18, 2014 by the lookout at Oso Ridge. The Whiskey Fire is located about a half mile northeast of Lost Woman Crater in El Malpais National Monument. As of July 19, the fire is approximately 52 acres in size, and is burning in […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Tiny Prescribed Fire Project – IGNITIONS ARE COMPLETE – 7/21/14 – 5:00 pm

  PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE – 7/21/14 – 5:00 pm – Firefighters completed ignitions on all 8 acres of the Tiny Prescribed Fire project.  ********* PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE – 7/21/14 – 10:00 am – Firefighters will be igniting piles today. Smoke will be visible during lighting operations. ********* Tiny Prescribed Fire project, located northeast of Ruidoso […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Start – Torrez Fire – 7/20/14 – 11:00 am

Name:  Torrez Date and Time Detected:  7/20/14  –  9:04 am Cause:  Lightning Jurisdiction:  Lincoln National Forest – Smokey Bear Ranger District Location:  Lat:  33 deg, 34 min, 8.04 sec x Long:  105 deg, 16 min, 14.87 sec (T8S, R17E, Sec 23), the Torrez fire is located about 17 miles northeast of Capitan, NM. Current Size:  […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Tye Prescribed Fire COMPLETE – all 826 acres have been treated! – 7/20/14 – 2:00 pm

  PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE – 7/20/14 – 2:00 pm – Ignitions are completed on the Tye prescribed fire project, located 5 miles north of Capitan. Firefighters treated the remaining 226 acres today.  They have completed all ignition operations on the 826-acre Tye Prescribed Fire project.  Again, thank you to the public and surrounding communities for your support this past […]

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park – Frijole Ridge Fire Final Update 07/19/2014 – 1:00 PM

Location: Frijole Ridge at Lamar Canyon, due south of historic Pratt Cabin, due west of historic Ship-On-The-Desert and due east of the Hunter-Line Cabin in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park Wilderness Area. The fire is in steep (75% – 80% slope), rocky, inaccessible terrain near the top of the ridge. Latitude/Longitude: 31 deg 57′ 46.2″ […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Gap Fire is already controlled – 7/18/14 – 3:00 pm

A new lightning fire, the Gap Fire on the Smokey Bear Ranger District, was detected late yesterday (7/17/14 at 9:05 pm) and firefighters mobilized to the fire this morning.  The fire was located about 6 miles northeast of Capitan.  USFS firefighters hiked in to the fire this morning and initiated suppression activities.  They were able […]

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Frijole Ridge Fire Update 07/16/2014 – 9:00AM

Guadalupe Mountains National Park – Frijole Ridge Fire Update 07/16/2014–9:00AM Location: Frijole Ridge at Lamar Canyon, due south of historic Pratt Cabin, due west of historic Ship-On-The- Desert and due east of the Hunter-Line Cabin in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park Wilderness Area.The fire is in steep (75% – 80% slope), rocky, inaccessible terrain near the top of […]

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Frijole Ridge Fire Update 07/15/2014 – 1:00 PM

Guadalupe Mountains National Park – Frijole Ridge Fire Update 07/15/2014 – 1:00 PM Location: Frijole Ridge at Lamar Canyon, due south of historic Pratt Cabin, due west of historic Ship-On-The-Desert and due east of the Hunter-Line Cabin in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park Wilderness Area. The fire is in steep (75% – 80% slope), rocky, […]

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Santa Fe National Forest Diego Fire Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team has completed fieldwork within the Diego Fire area and is working on a damage assessment report and developing recommendations for treatments.  The Burned Area Emergency Response damage assessment report is near completion and is expected to be finalized by the week of July […]

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Frijole Ridge Fire Burning in Guadalupe Mtns NP; McKittrick Canyon Closed

Frijole Ridge Fire Update – July 14, 2014, 1:15 pm Approximate Location: Frijole Ridge and Lemar Canyon, in the backcountry of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, near the top of a ridge Report Date / Time: July 14, 2014, approximately 12pm Size: approximately 1/4 acre Fuels: brush and timber Cause: lightning Terrain: steep, rocky Resources: 2 engines are on […]

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Cibola National Forest’s Mountainair Ranger Districts lifts fire restrictions

   Mountainair, NM. July 14, 2014. Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands Forest Supervisor Elaine Kohrman announced that the Mountainair Ranger District’s fire restrictions will be lifted today. “The Mountainair Ranger District has had enough precipitation to reduce the likelihood of large wildfires,” Kohrman said. All six ranger districts on the Cibola are now out […]

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