Update on Fort Craig Fire

General Information/Announcements: More accurate mapping resulted in a revised and reduced acreage figure for the fire. Fire activity was minimal yesterday morning. No fire was observed on the extreme west end of the fire, and containment line on the north side west of the power line was secure. Crews patrolled the line around the east […]

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Commissary Fire Final Update (Santa Fe National Forest)

July 30, 2015, 2:00 P.M. SANTA FE, NM – July 30, 2015 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest’s Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District have completed operations on the 2,483-acre fire. The Commissary Fire started on June 5 and has been managed over the past few […]

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Fort Craig Wildfire Update

The BLM Socorro Field Office responded to a report of a fire on 7/26, taking initial action to suppress the fire which was burning in heavy riparian vegetation on the west side of the Rio Grande. By early morning on July 27 fire activity was minimal, but a thunderstorm at midday pushed the fire to […]

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Lincoln NF Prescribed Fire Update – 07/28/15 -1:30pm- Cora Dutton

7/28/15 – 1:30 pm UPDATE: Fire Personnel burned today,  2 miles southwest of Capitan, NM on the Cora Dutton Unit. 40 acres completed today. With favorable burning conditions in place, fire officials on the Sacramento and Smokey Bear Ranger Districts are conducting prescribed fire operations on the following projects. Smokey Bear District: Cora Dutton Target date for ignitions: July 27-29 […]

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Lincoln NF – New Start – Road 56 Fire – 7/24/15 4:15pm Update

US Forest Service firefighting resources are on scene. Crews have a line around the fire and are working on hot spots. Incident Name: Road 56 Fire Date/Time Detected: 7/23/15 –1930 (7:30pm) Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District General Location: Forest Road 56. South of Capitan Mountains Legal Description: T8 R15 Sec 15 Lat & Long: 33 […]

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Lincoln NF – New Start – 7/22/15 – Haynes Fire is contained at less than 0.10 acre

Incident Name: Haynes Date/Time Detected: 7/22/15 – 1854 (6:54 pm) Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District General Location: Approximately 2 miles south of Cloudcroft; Off of Sunspot Highway, Mile Marker 1 near Haynes Canyon Overlook. Legal Description: T16S, R12E, Sec 7 Lat & Long: 32 deg 93 min 14 sec x 105 deg 76 […]

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Lincoln National Forest-Rd 120 Goat Mountain-7/21/15 11:20am

Lightning-caused fire reported on Smokey Bear Ranger District. Location: Road 120 near Goat Mountain The fire is contained.

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Commissary Fire Update (Santa Fe National Forest)

July 20, 2015; 10:00 A.M. Size: Approximately 2,100 acres                                                                               Growth Potential: Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush Summary: Fire managers on the lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District will try to complete firing operations this week with hand ignitions on a remaining 350 acres as part of a […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/16/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Lifts Forest Road and Trail Closures

Magdalena, NM; July 16, 2015 –  The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 17,843 acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. District Fire Managers are managing the Red Canyon fire for multiple resource objectives.  […]

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Commissary Fire Update

July 13, 2015, 1:00 P.M. SANTA FE, NM – July 13, 2015 – For Immediate Release. Interior fuels on the lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest’s Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District continue to burn naturally. The fire responded to drier weather over the weekend with increased activity, producing a moderate volume of white […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/08/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Remains at 17,843 Acres

  Magdalena, NM; July 8, 2015 – The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 17,843 acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. District Fire Managers and one Wildland Fire Module will continue to monitor fire […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/07/2015- Red Canyon Fire Remains at 17,843 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 7, 2015 – The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 17,843 acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Resource Specialists are gathering information on heritage sites and range improvements in the current […]

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Commissary Fire Final Update

July 7, 2015, 09:00 A.M. SANTA FE, NM – July 7, 2015 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest’s Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District are wrapping up operations on the 1,700-acre fire. The Commissary Fire started on June 5 and has been managed over the past […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/06/2015 – Red Canyon Fire now at 17,843 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 6, 2015 –  The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District increased in acreage yesterday to 17,843 acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Yesterday afternoon the Red Canyon Fire received additional moisture over […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update 7/05/15 – Red Canyon Fire Remains at 17,349 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 5, 2015 – The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 17,349 acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Yesterday afternoon the Red Canyon Fire received additional moisture over a large portion of […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/04/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Grew to 17,349 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 4, 2015 –  The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District grew in size to 17,349 acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Yesterday afternoon the Red Canyon Fire received light precipitation over the […]

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Commissary Fire Update (Santa Fe National Forest)

July 3, 2015, 09:00 A.M. Summary: The lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District remains at 1,700 acres. The fire continues to burn in larger dead and down fuels. With a 50% chance of precipitation forecasted for today and tomorrow, crews will continue with chipping and piling operations around the perimeter. The Commissary […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/03/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Remains at 16,723 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 3, 2015 –  The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at16,723 acres.   The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Yesterday afternoon the Red Canyon Fire received a minimal amount of precipitation on the fire […]

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Inman Fire Update (Gila National Forest)

The Inman Fire has grown to 20 acres on the Black Range Ranger District. Lightning started a new fire one mile away from the Inman Fire. It is the Draw Fire and estimated at 30 acres. Both fires are being managed for resource objectives. http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3844270

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Commissary Fire Update (Santa Fe National Forest)

July 2, 2015, 09:00 A.M. Summary: Fire managers on the lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District took advantage of the drier weather yesterday and strengthened the western perimeter along Forest Road 66, burning 150 acres. With wetter conditions forecasted today, crews will continue chipping and piling operations around the perimeter today. The […]

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