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Crews Make Progress on Whiskey Fire

Crews made progress securing fire lines around the Whiskey Fire near Lost Woman Crater in El Malpais National Monument. The fire was started by a lightning strike on July 18 and has burned approximately 850 acres. Of that total, 632 acres are on National Park Service (NPS) lands and 218 acres are on Bureau of […]

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The Whiskey Fire continues near Lost Woman Crater

Fire crews from the National Park Service and the USDA Forest Service continue to monitor a fire in El Malpais National Monument. The Whiskey Fire was started by lightning on Friday, July 18, 2014 and is located about a half mile northeast of Lost Woman Crater. The fire has grown to approximately 300 acres in […]

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Crews Monitor Lightning-Caused Fire Near Lost Woman Crater

A lightning strike started a fire that was discovered on Friday, July 18, 2014 by the lookout at Oso Ridge. The Whiskey Fire is located about a half mile northeast of Lost Woman Crater in El Malpais National Monument. As of July 19, the fire is approximately 52 acres in size, and is burning in […]

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park – Frijole Ridge Fire Final Update 07/19/2014 – 1:00 PM

Location: Frijole Ridge at Lamar Canyon, due south of historic Pratt Cabin, due west of historic Ship-On-The-Desert and due east of the Hunter-Line Cabin in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park Wilderness Area. The fire is in steep (75% – 80% slope), rocky, inaccessible terrain near the top of the ridge. Latitude/Longitude: 31 deg 57′ 46.2″ […]

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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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Frijole Ridge Fire Update 07/16/2014 – 9:00AM

Guadalupe Mountains National Park – Frijole Ridge Fire Update 07/16/2014–9:00AM Location: Frijole Ridge at Lamar Canyon, due south of historic Pratt Cabin, due west of historic Ship-On-The- Desert and due east of the Hunter-Line Cabin in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park Wilderness Area.The fire is in steep (75% – 80% slope), rocky, inaccessible terrain near the top of […]

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Frijole Ridge Fire Update 07/15/2014 – 1:00 PM

Guadalupe Mountains National Park – Frijole Ridge Fire Update 07/15/2014 – 1:00 PM Location: Frijole Ridge at Lamar Canyon, due south of historic Pratt Cabin, due west of historic Ship-On-The-Desert and due east of the Hunter-Line Cabin in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park Wilderness Area. The fire is in steep (75% – 80% slope), rocky, […]

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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 pioinfoal@gmail.com   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 […]

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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 pioinfoal@gmail.com   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                      […]

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Diego Fire Update – Wednesday, 07/02/14 – 12:15 p.m.

Fire Information: (575) 638-5419 ext. 164, (505) 228-6802 Acres: 3,635 Start Date: First reported on June 25, lightning map indicates start date was June 15 Cause: Lightning Location: 8 miles south of Coyote, NM Containment: 0 Fuels/Topography: Mixed conifer with a heavy dead/down component and bug killed trees. Total personnel: 578 Yesterday Actions: Active fire […]

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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 […]

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Assayii Lake Fire Information Available on Inciweb

For Assayii Lake Fire Information, photos, and maps please visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3899  Fire Info is also available on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AssayiiLakeFire and Twitter https://twitter.com/assayiilakefire.  

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