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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-Fire on Hwy 246 is Out

Lincoln National Forest-August 26, 2014, 8:30 am The fire near mile marker 12 on the south side of Highway 246 was on private land and was extinguished by the land owner while Forest Service crews were on the way to the scene. Lincoln National Forest Public Information Officer: Laura Walsh, 575-434-7211,

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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 – 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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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   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   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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Fire Restrictions Lifted on the Cibola’s National Grasslands

Albuquerque, NM June 10, 2014. Stage II fire restrictions have been lifted on nearly all of the Cibola’s national grasslands. No fire restrictions are in place for the following units: McClelland Creek National Grasslands in Texas Black Kettle National Grasslands in Oklahoma Kiowa National Grasslands in New Mexico Rita Blanca National Grasslands in Texas and […]

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Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands to begin Stage II Fire Restrictions June 2

Albuquerque, NM. May 29, 2014. The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands’ Sandia, Mt. Taylor, Mountainair and portions of the Magdalena Ranger District will begin Stage II fire restrictions effective 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 2, 2014. “Although we’ve had some rain recently, it there wasn’t enough to significantly reduce fire danger,” said Forest Supervisor […]

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