Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update – Ignitions planned for Monday, April 27 on West Mt. Pile Burn, 6 miles north of Capitan

Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District:   Ignitions planned for Monday (April 27) on the West Mt. Pile Burn – 6 miles north of Capitan, NM.  West Mt. Pile Burn – this project is a 79-acre unit of slash piles.  The woody material in the piles has cured and is expected to respond favorably to the […]

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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is Saturday, May 2 and America’s PrepareAthon is Thursday, April 30

Wildfires can occur anywhere with the potential to destroy homes, businesses, infrastructure, natural resources, and agriculture. Participating in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, an America’s PrepareAthon! partner event, will help you prepare before wildfires happen.   How to Participate Take Action: Conduct a drill, exercise or other preparedness activity that will help your family or community […]

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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger Increases to “Moderate” – April 14, 2015

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – The Lincoln National Forest has not implemented any fire restrictions to date, however a combination of low moisture, persistent drought, winds and warm weather in southern New Mexico has prompted fire officials to elevate the fire danger rating to MODERATE. This rating reflects conditions on all three districts, including Smokey […]

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Don’t burn debris on windy days. Compost, chip or shred instead.

Don’t burn debris on windy days. Compost, chip or shred instead. More info: http://bit.ly/DebrisBurning

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Check your homeowners insurance to make sure you’re covered for wildfire and flood damage.

Check your homeowners insurance to make sure you’re covered for wildfire and flood damage. More info: http://bit.ly/FloodAfterFire.

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Know before you go. One Less Spark = One Less Wildfire.

Know before you go. Check current fire info and restrictions at http://NMFireInfo.com or call 1-877-864-6985.

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If fire danger is high, move wood piles, lawn chairs & grills away from your home

If fire danger is high, move wood piles, lawn chairs & grills away from your home.

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Organ Mountains/Fort Bliss

Las Cruces, NM – Starting Friday, April 3, through Monday, April 6, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Cruces District Office and Fort Bliss Fire and Emergency Services firefighters, in coordination with the Environmental Division of the Fort Bliss Directorate of Public Works, will be burning approximately 400 acres of grass and brush fuels […]

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If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir & repeat until cold.

If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir & repeat until cold.

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Living with Wildfire in the SW – A homeowner’s guide for New Mexico

Where We Live, How We Live… Living With Fire: A Guide for the Homeowner Viviendo Con Incendios: Una guía para los dueños de casas en Nuevo México

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Red Flag Warnings for Carson National Forest

Taos, NM, April 1, 2015 – The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for the next couple of days for much of the Carson National Forest. These warnings are issued to call attention to short term critical weather conditions that may result in extreme fire behavior. These critical weather conditions occur when sustained […]

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Never park your vehicle over dead grass, your catalytic converter can start a fire.

Never park your vehicle over dead grass, your catalytic converter can start a fire. More info: http://bit.ly/SmokeyTips

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Protect your home from wildfire. Remove leaves and pine needles from your roof, gutters & deck.

Protect your home from wildfire. Remove leaves and pine needles from your roof, gutters & deck. More info: http://interactive.firewise.org/

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Maintain your spark arrestor and don’t run power equipment on windy days.

Maintain your spark arrestor and don’t run power equipment on windy days. More Info: http://bit.ly/SparkArrestor

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It’s not if, but when the next wildfire will threaten your community. Get Fire Adapted.

It’s not if, but when the next wildfire will threaten your community. Learn how to get Fire Adapted.

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Never throw a cigarette out the window of a vehicle. Use your ashtray to prevent wildfires.

Never throw a cigarette out the window of a vehicle. Use your ashtray to prevent wildfires. Learn More: http://bit.ly/CigarettePSA One Less Spark = One Less Wldfire.

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Wildfire season is here. Prepare. Protect. Prevail.

Wildfire season is here. Prepare. Protect. Prevail. Get FireAdapted now at http://FireAdapted.org

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Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week is March 29 – April 4, 2015

Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week is March 29 – April 4, 2015. This year’s theme is “Where We Live, How We Live, Living with Wildfire.”  We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to increase awareness and to promote actions that reduce the risk from wildfire to homes and communities. Learn More: 2015 SW Wildfire Awareness Week Outreach Toolkit New Mexico Prevention Resources  Smokey […]

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