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Gila National Forest Lifts Fire Restrictions, July 8 @ 8:00 A.M.

July 07, 2014- Silver City, NM – With the onset of summer rains, the Gila National Forest will be lifting Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on July 08, at 8:00 A.M. MDT, allowing forest visitors to enjoy campfires again in undeveloped areas across the Forest. “I appreciate how the public took care to be careful with […]

Gila National Forest–Fire Update 7/3/2014 11:30 a.m.

FACT SHEET Gila National Forest Fire Information     Contact: Gila NF Fire Information Al Koss   Phone: 575 388-8363 406  407-4593 (cell)       July 3, 2014—10:30   The Ranger Districts reported that they all received scattered rain showers and some thundershowers with lightning.   Precipitation amounts were variable over the Forest.  Two […]

Gila National Forest — Fire Update 7/2/2014 3:15 p.m.

FACT SHEET Gila National Forest Fire Information     Contact: Gila NF Fire Information Al Koss   Phone: 575 388-8363 406  407-4593 (cell)       July 2, 2014—10:30   Crews continue mop up and suppression activities for the five fires detected on July 1.       Black Range District: Alex Fire                      […]

Gila National Forest – Fire Update 7/2/14 – 9:00 AM

Several thunderstorms passed through southwest New Mexico during the afternoon of Tuesday July 1. Five new fire starts were detected on the eastern side of the forest. All fires are staffed and are being worked to fully suppress the fires.  Black Range District:  Alex Fire                     3 Acres                        Staffed with 10 smokejumpers-2 loads of fire retardant used […]

Lincoln National Forest – Stage I Fire Restrictions End on Wed., July 9th – Prescribed Fire Operations Resume this Week

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – July 7, 2014– With the arrival of monsoon rains, the fire danger has lessened on the Lincoln National Forest. The fire danger rating on the Smokey Bear and Sacramento Ranger Districts has decreased to “MODERATE” and the Guadalupe Ranger District is now in “HIGH” fire danger. Stage I Fire […]

Lightning Storm Keeps Firefighters Active

SILVER CITY, NM, June 18, 2014, 2:00 p.m. Several thunderstorms passed through southwest New Mexico yesterday afternoon, peppering the Gila area with 1,700 to 2,000 lightning strikes and leaving only traces of rain.  Dispatchers and fire personnel are busy with numerous fire reports, most of which involve only a single burning snag and less than […]

Resources for the Media

Media Access  Interagency Media Guidelines for Wildland Fires Media Access Laws Media Access to Forest Service Aircraft Producer’s Guide: Featuring Wildland Fire on Television and Film Background Materials Historical fire statistics for the Southwest National Wildland Fire Statistics The Deadliest Wildfires Reports and Investigations National Cohesive Strategy Success Stories Firefighting Aircraft Recognition Guide Southwest Fire […]

Smoke Management

  Smoke Outlook  Wildfire Smoke Forecast Maps Smoke Outlook Report (only updated during large, long duration events) SW Experimental Wildland Fire Smoke Impact Awareness Page NOAA Smoke Forecast Tool NWS Smoke Forecasts Wildfire Smoke and Your Health NM EPHT: Environmental Health Alerts NM EPHT Fire, Smoke and Your Health What’s in smoke from a wildfire? Smoke […]


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