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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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Wildfire season is here. Prepare. Protect. Prevail. Get Fire Adapted.

Wildfire season is here. Prepare. Protect. Prevail. http://bit.ly/FACEmber Get Fire Adapted now at http://FireAdapted.org

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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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West Mesa Prescribed Burn Planned in Lincoln County

Roswell, NM – On April 10, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will begin a prescribed burn operation about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso in Lincoln County. The West Mesa prescribed fire is planned to be 137 acres and is located off of West Mesa Road in the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation […]

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Check your homeowners insurance to make sure you’re covered for wildfire and flood damage

Check your homeowners insurance to make sure you’re covered for wildfire and flood damage.  Learn more at  https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flooding_flood_risks/flood_after_fire.jsp.

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Don’t burn debris on windy days. Compost, chip or shred instead.

Don’t burn debris on windy days. Compost, chip or shred instead.  Learn more at http://www.smokeybear.com/debris-burning.asp.

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If fire danger is high, move items that will burn like wood piles, lawn chairs & grills away from your home.

If fire danger is high, move items that will burn like wood piles, lawn chairs & grills away from your home.  Learn more at http://FireAdapted.org.

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Where We Live, How We Live…Living with Wildfire in the Southwest

Living With Fire: A Guide for the Homeowner Viviendo Con Incendios: Una guía para los dueños de casas en Nuevo México

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If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.

One Less Spark = One Less Wildfire If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir & repeat until cold. Learn more at http://www.smokeybear.com/campfire-safety.asp

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Protect your home from wildfire. Remove leaves and pine needles from your roof, gutters & deck.

Protect your home from wildfire. Remove leaves and pine needles from your roof, gutters & deck.  Learn more at http://interactive.firewise.org/

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Never park your vehicle over dead grass, your catalytic converter can ignite the fuels and start a fire.

Never park your vehicle over dead grass, your catalytic converter can ignite the fuels and start a fire. Learn more at http://www.smokeybear.com/house-safety.asp

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Maintain your spark arrestor and don’t run power equipment on windy days

Maintain your spark arrestor and don’t run power equipment on windy days. Learn more at http://www.smokeybear.com/equipment-maintenance.asp

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Ready, Set, Go! Create a Wildfire Action Plan for Your Home

Ready, Set, Go! Create a Wildfire Action Plan for Your Home today. http://bit.ly/RSGNM

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Never throw a cigarette out the window of a vehicle. Use your ashtray to prevent wildfires.

Never throw a cigarette out the window of a vehicle. Use your ashtray to prevent wildfires. Learn more at SmokeyBear.com.

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Take Smokey Bear’s Wildfire Prevention Pledge

One Less Spark = One Less Wildfire. Take Smokey Bear’s Wildfire Prevention Pledge at SmokeyBear.com  

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Spring Agricultural Burning and Fire Danger

SPRING AGRICULTURAL BURNING AND FIRE DANGER  Carson National Forest, Taos, NM, March 13, 2014 – Spring agricultural burning of fields and acequias, traditions in our area, come with a set of problems that must be carefully monitored to avoid the danger of escaped fires.  We must be especially careful this year because of continuing drought conditions […]

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Prepare. Protect. Prevail. Do your part to protect your community now!

A single ember from a wildfire can travel over a mile. There are many hazards around home, including stacked firewood, that may be unsafe if a wildfire strikes. Learn how to recognize hazards to help protect your home and community at FireAdapted.org.

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Carson National Forest West Zone Winter Prescribed Burns

Taos, NM, January 9 2014- The West Zone of the Carson National Forest plans to continue its fall prescribed burns into the winter and early spring as weather, ventilation and available resources allow. Both of these projects will be treated using a combination of broadcast and pile burning to reduce hazardous fuels created from thinning […]

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