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Lincoln National Forest – Bensen Fire – FINAL UPDATE 4/15/14 – 6:30 PM

Map of Bensen Fire – 96 Acres BENSEN FIRE  FINAL Fire Update -  4/15/14,  6:30 PM Updated Information – 4/19/14, 12:00 PM – Firefighters completed 100% Containment on the Bensen Fire on 4/18/14.  This will be the FINAL UPDATE for the Bensen Fire.  No further updates will be posted UNLESS there is a significant change to report. Start Date and […]

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Do Your Part, Don’t Let A Wildfire Start! — Be Safe While Visiting the Lincoln National Forest

As many visitors prepare for a long Easter Holiday weekend on the Lincoln National Forest, here are a few reminders and safety tips to help keep people and the Forest safe! There are NO fire restrictions in place at this time, however, the Lincoln National Forest is currently in HIGH fire danger. A HIGH fire […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Activities HALTED on Guadalupe Ranger District’s Soldier Prescribed Fire Project – FINAL UPDATE – 4/10/14, 8:30 pm

FINAL UPDATE – 4/10/14 – 8:30 pm – This will be the FINAL UPDATE for the Soldier Prescribed Fire Project. Of 3,670 acres that were identified for treatment with prescribed fire, firefighters treated a total of 1,300 acres over the past three days.  Ignition operations were halted today and firefighting resources were released from the project. Approximately […]

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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger Increases as Weather Conditions Become Warmer and Drier

A combination of low moisture, persistent drought, winds and warm weather in southern New Mexico has prompted Lincoln National Forest fire officials to elevate the fire danger rating to HIGH. All three districts, Smokey Bear, Sacramento and Guadalupe are experiencing conditions that warrant the “HIGH” fire danger rating, which will be displayed on all forest-wide […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Activities on Ski Apache near Ruidoso, NM – UPDATE: 4/2/14 7:30 am

 UPDATE – 04/02/14  7:30 am – firefighters continue to monitor weather conditions closely before they resume burning operations on the Ski Apache piles.  Updated information will be posted on this website when pile burning activities begin again. UPDATE – 03/31/14  11:30 am – no ignitions are planned for today (due to winds that exceed the […]

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