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BLM Managing Perdida Fire for Multiple Resource Benefit

BLM Managing Perdida Fire for Multiple Resource Benefit  Taos, NM-(August 28, 2015)  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos Field Office is currently managing the lightning caused 422 acre Perdida Fire, within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument at Cerro de la Olla (a.k.a. Pot Mountain), Northeast of Tres Piedras, NM, for multiple resource benefits. […]

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Fort Craig Wildfire Update

The BLM Socorro Field Office responded to a report of a fire on 7/26, taking initial action to suppress the fire which was burning in heavy riparian vegetation on the west side of the Rio Grande. By early morning on July 27 fire activity was minimal, but a thunderstorm at midday pushed the fire to […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/16/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Lifts Forest Road and Trail Closures

Magdalena, NM; July 16, 2015 –  The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 17,843 acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. District Fire Managers are managing the Red Canyon fire for multiple resource objectives.  […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/08/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Remains at 17,843 Acres

  Magdalena, NM; July 8, 2015 – The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 17,843 acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. District Fire Managers and one Wildland Fire Module will continue to monitor fire […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/07/2015- Red Canyon Fire Remains at 17,843 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 7, 2015 – The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 17,843 acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Resource Specialists are gathering information on heritage sites and range improvements in the current […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/06/2015 – Red Canyon Fire now at 17,843 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 6, 2015 –  The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District increased in acreage yesterday to 17,843 acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Yesterday afternoon the Red Canyon Fire received additional moisture over […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/04/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Grew to 17,349 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 4, 2015 –  The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District grew in size to 17,349 acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Yesterday afternoon the Red Canyon Fire received light precipitation over the […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/03/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Remains at 16,723 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 3, 2015 –  The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at16,723 acres.   The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Yesterday afternoon the Red Canyon Fire received a minimal amount of precipitation on the fire […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/02/2015 – Red Canyon Fire at 16,723 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 2, 2015 – The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District grew in size to 16,723 acres.   The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Firing operations continued on both side of Hudson canyon yesterday.  Firefighters are […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 7/01/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Remains at 15,401Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 1, 2015 – The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 15,401acres.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Firing operations continued on both side of Hudson canyon yesterday.  The regional fire ecologist stated […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 6/30/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Reaches 15,401 Acres

Magdalena, NM; June 30, 2015 – The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District reached 15,401 acres yesterday due to hand ignition on the fire line.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Hand ignitions continued yesterday off of […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 6/29/2015 – Red Canyon Fire at 14,997 Acres

Magdalena, NM; June 29, 2015 – The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District increased in acreage to 14,997 acres yesterday due to hand ignition on the fire line.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Hand ignitions continued […]

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Red Canyon Fire remains at 14,418 Acres (6/28/2015)

The 14,418 acre Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District had minimal fire spread yesterday.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Aerial ignitions continued yesterday to clean up interior pockets of unburned fuel on the southeast side […]

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Cibola NF&NG Red Canyon Fire Remains at 14,418 Acres (6/27/2015)

Magdalena, NM – The 14,418 acre Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District had minimal fire spread yesterday.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Aerial and hand ignitions occurred two miles south of the Grassy Lookout.  Unburned pockets […]

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Cibola NF – Wildfire Update – 6/25/15 – Red Canyon Fire at 14,418 Acres

Magdalena, NM; —  The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District is now at 14,418 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 west and southwest of Grassy Lookout.  […]

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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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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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