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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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/02/2015 – Red Canyon Fire at 16,723 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 2, 2015 – The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District grew in size to 16,723 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. Firing operations continued on both side of Hudson canyon yesterday.  Firefighters are […]

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Commissary Fire Update (Santa Fe National Forest)

July 1, 2015, 09:00 A.M. Summary: Crews on the lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District will continue chipping and piling operations around the perimeter of the fire today. Fire managers will take advantage of the drier weather today and attempt to burn 200 to 300 acres along Forest Road 66 and along […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/01/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Remains at 15,401Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 1, 2015 – The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 15,401acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Firing operations continued on both side of Hudson canyon yesterday.  The regional fire ecologist stated […]

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Inman Fire (Gila National Forest)

The Black Range Ranger District is managing the lightning-caused Inman Fire for resource objectives. Estimated 10 acres. http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3843820

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Commissary Fire Update – Santa Fe National Forest

June 30, 2015 – Crews on the lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, will continue chipping and piling operations around the perimeter of the fire today. On the western border, chipping along Forest Road 66 will connect with Forest Road 83. Another chipping crew is working its way north on the eastern […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 6/30/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Reaches 15,401 Acres

Magdalena, NM; June 30, 2015 – The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District reached 15,401 acres yesterday due to hand ignition on the fire line.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Hand ignitions continued yesterday off of […]

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Commissary Fire Update – Santa Fe National Forest

June 29, 2015 – The lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District is located 13 miles to the east of Pecos, NM, and two miles south of Barillas Peak. Fire started June 5, 2015 and is currently at 1,531 acres burning in ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush vegetation. Fire remains […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wild Fire Update – 6/29/2015 – Red Canyon Fire at 14,997 Acres

Magdalena, NM; June 29, 2015 – The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District increased in acreage to 14,997 acres yesterday due to hand ignition on the fire line.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Hand ignitions continued […]

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Commissary Fire Update (Santa Fe National Forest)

June 28, 2015; 8:30 A.M. Start Date: June 5, 2015                                                                                Percent Contained: 0% Size: 1,531 acres                                                                                              Growth Potential: Low Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush Summary: The lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District is located 13 miles to the east of Pecos, NM and two miles south of […]

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Red Canyon Fire remains at 14,418 Acres (6/28/2015)

The 14,418 acre Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District had minimal fire spread yesterday.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Aerial ignitions continued yesterday to clean up interior pockets of unburned fuel on the southeast side […]

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Commissary Fire Update (Santa Fe National Forest)

June 27, 2015; 10:00 A.M. Start Date: June 5, 2015                                                                                Percent Contained: 0% Size: 1,531 acres                                                                                              Growth Potential: Low Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush Summary: The lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District is located 13 miles to the east of Pecos, NM and two miles south of […]

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Activity Remains Low on Pinon & Moore Fires (Gila National Forest)

Managers reported low activity again Friday on the Pinon and Moore fires on the Gila National Forest. The management organizations will be downsized, some crews released and the fires will be monitored. http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3843303

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Cibola NF&NG Red Canyon Fire Remains at 14,418 Acres (6/27/2015)

Magdalena, NM – The 14,418 acre Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District had minimal fire spread yesterday.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Aerial and hand ignitions occurred two miles south of the Grassy Lookout.  Unburned pockets […]

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Moore Fire Update (Gila National Forest)

It was a very quiet day on the Moore Fire Thursday. Clouds, higher humidity and occasional rain have slowed fire activity. It is reported as 4,000 acres. http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3843180

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Lincoln NF – New Start – 6/26/15 – Pit Fire has been controlled

Firefighting resources responded to a lightning-caused wildfire around 12:15.  They discovered a single tree that had been struck by lightning. Firefighters quickly contained and controlled the fire at less than one-tenth of an acre. Incident Name: Pit Fire Date/Time Detected: June 26, 2015; 11:38 AM Jurisdiction:  Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Location:  T15S, R12E, Sec 36, east of Cloudcroft, single tree burning in […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 6/26/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Remains at 14,418 Acres

Magdalena, NM; – The 14,418 acre Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District had minimal fire spread yesterday.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout. Hand ignitions occurred along FR 96 to finish firing operations from previous days.  There was little to no growth on the […]

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