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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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Lincoln NF – Prescribed Fire Update – 6/26/15 – Sawmill Piles

6/26 – 4:00 pm Prescribed Fire Update – Firefighters treated 60 acres today on the Sawmill project.  All operations went well. 6/26 – 11:00 am Prescribed Fire Update – Ignitions are underway on the Sawmill project. 6/25 – 5:00 pm Prescribed Fire Update:  Firefighters treated an additional 20 acres today on the Sawmill project.   6/25 […]

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Cibola NF – Wildfire Update – 6/24/15 – Red Canyon Fire at 11,372 Acres

Magdalena, NM – The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District is now at 11,372 acres with approximately 85 personnel on the incident.   The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout. Aerial ignitions (dropping incendiary device from a helicopter) continued yesterday on the Red Canyon Fire […]

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Lincoln NF – New Start – 6/23/15 – 10:00 pm — Wildfire is currently in mop up stage

Firefighting resources responded to a human-caused wildfire around 9:00 pm. Incident Name: Tank Fire Date/Time Detected: June 23, 2015; 8:43 PM Jurisdiction:  Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Location:  T11S, R14E, Sec 5, about 4 miles north of Ruidoso Downs, NM in the vicinity of Turkey Tank, off of Forest Road 120a. Coordinates:   Lat  33 deg, 23 min, 0.5 […]

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Cibola NF – Wildfire Update – 6/23/15 – Red Canyon Fire Reaches 7,289 Acres

Magdalena, NM – The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District has grown in size to 7,289 acres with approximately 85 personnel on the incident.   The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout. Aerial ignitions (dropping incendiary device from a helicopter) continued yesterday on the Red […]

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Cibola NF – Wildfire Update – 6/22/15 – Red Canyon Fire Reaches 3,425 Acres

Magdalena, NM – The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District has grown in size to 3,425 acres with approximately 85 personnel on the incident.   The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout. Aerial ignitions (dropping incendiary device from a helicopter) was used again yesterday on […]

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Cibola NF Red Canyon Fire Update – 06/20/15 1:45 pm – Red Canyon Fire grows to 125 Acres

Magdalena, NM – The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District has increased in size to 125 acres with approximately 80 personnel on the incident.  Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, two Type I Hot Shot crews, and 1Type 3 Helicopter.  The lightning-caused fire started on Monday, June 15, and is located in the San […]

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LNF Prescribed Fire Update – 5/29/15 8:00 pm – Ignitions completed

Prescribed Fire Update – 5/29/15 8:00 pm – Firefighters were successful in their pile burning operations today near Monjeau Lookout. Smokey Bear Ranger District:  Monjeau Lookout Target date for ignitions:  Friday, May 29 Location:  Monjeau Lookout Parking area (approx. 6 miles NW of Ruidoso) Firefighters plan to conduct prescribed fire operations (pile burning) within a […]

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