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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Activities Planned in Ruidoso/Capitan Areas – SEPTEMBER

Lincoln National Forest – Smokey Bear Ranger District – Ruidoso and Capitan Areas 9/16/14 – Prescribed Fire Update – “Despite having good consumption on the test piles (Monday) morning, the crews shut down ignition operations after the updated spot weather forecast called for a decrease in ventilation.  This decision was made in order to keep from impacting […]

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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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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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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update 07/14/14 – 7:30 pm

Prescribed Fire Update – 07/14/14 – 7:30 pm – ALL PRESCRIBED FIRE OPERATIONS ARE COMPLETE on these three projects:  Cox Canyon, Spud Forks and Ridge Piles (as of today, July 14).  Since Wednesday, July 9, firefighters have been able to treat  a total of 2,011 acres (of piles) with prescribed fire.  Today  (7/14/14) was the final day of […]

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Of interest to all…REWARD POSTER – Up to $5000

The U.S. Forest Service will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for placing a glass jar which exploded on the Santa Fe National Forest on July 7.  See attached poster.  

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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 […]

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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 […]

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