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Santa Fe National Forest -Pino Fire Community Meeting Tonight

September 2, 2014 – Conditions are very favorable today for fire managers to ignite areas around the Pino Fire to achieve desired resource objectives. The Pino Fire was started by lightning within the planned Paliza prescribed fire area. Hand and aerial ignitions will be used today to direct the Pino Fire to existing fire lines […]

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Santa Fe National Forest – Pino Fire Update

AERIAL AND HAND IGNITIONS TO BEGIN TUESDAY September 1, 2014 – The lightning caused Pino Fire, on Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District, is now estimated at 152 acres. The fire is located five miles south of State Highway 4 and six miles east of Jemez Springs. This fire is being managed for resource […]

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Santa Fe National Forest – Additional Resources Arriving for Pino Fire

August 31, 2014 – Today and tomorrow more firefighters and equipment will be arriving in Jemez Springs to strengthen the Type 3 Incident Management organization on the Pino Wildfire. The lightning caused fire, on Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District, is now estimated at 141 acres. The fire is located five miles south of […]

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Santa Fe National Forest – Management Activity Increases on Pino Fire

August 30, 2014 – Firefighting operations on the Pino Fire are gradually intensifying to take advantage of predicted favorable weather. It is expected that conditions on Tuesday, September 2 will be optimal for aerial and hand ignitions to direct fire to holding and control features. Management of the wildfire is under the direction of a […]

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No Significant Rain Yesterday – Santa Fe National Forest

August 28, 2014 – The lightning caused Pino Fire, on Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District, is now estimated at 124 acres. The wildfire is being managed for resource benefit. The fire is located five miles south of State Highway 4 and six miles east of Jemez Springs. The fire received no significant rain […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Activities Planned in Ruidoso/Capitan Areas (7/25-8/31)

Lincoln National Forest – Smokey Bear Ranger District – Ruidoso and Capitan Areas *Madden Unit*- Prescribed Fire Update- 8/28/14- 5:30pm—Firefighters ignited 250 acres on the Madden Unit today. Firefighters will continue to monitor the area. All operations are normal and going well.  *Madden Unit*-8/26/14- 8:45 am —Ignitions on the Madden unit are planned between August 28-31 depending on […]

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Hold and Improve – Santa Fe National Forest

August 27, 2014 – The lightning caused Pino Fire, on Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District, is now estimated at 120 acres. The fire is located five miles south of State Highway 4 and six miles east of Jemez Springs. The heavy rain that was expected yesterday produced a little over one tenth of […]

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Heavy Rains Possible Today – Santa Fe National Forest

August 26, 2014– The lightning caused Pino Fire, on Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District, is now estimated at 117 acres. The fire is located 5 miles south of State Highway 4 and 6 miles east of Jemez Springs The fire is being managed for resource benefit. Fire crews allow the fire to burn […]

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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, lwalsh@fs.fed.us

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Variable Weather Challenges Fire Crews – Santa Fe National Forest

August 25, 2014 – The lightning caused Pino Fire, on Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District, is now estimated at 105 acres. Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to increase today. Possible heavy rain is forecast tomorrow. The revised weather forecast now calls for a warming trend to begin later in the week as early […]

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Pino Fire Now At 95 Acres – Santa Fe National Forest

August 24, 2014 – The lightning caused Pino Fire, on Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District, is now estimated at 95 acres. Temperatures are forecast to increase and humidities to drop over the fire area today followed by an increase in showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. The forecast for the remainder of the week calls […]

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Wet Weather Slows Fire Growth – Santa Fe National Forest

August 23, 2014, Santa Fe, NM – The lightning caused Pino Fire, on Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District, is now estimated at 91 acres. The fire, which is being managed for resource benefit, was slowed yesterday due to wetting rains in the area most of the day. Some active fire behavior was observed […]

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WETTING RAINS FORECAST FOR TODAY – Santa Fe National Forest

August 22, 2014, – The Pino Fire which began as a lightning caused fire on the Jemez Ranger District is now estimated at 90 acres. The fire which is being managed for resource benefit was allowed to grow naturally yesterday assisted by fire crews. Fire crews continued to monitor behavior and adjust tactics as needed. […]

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Positive Progress Made on Pino Fire – Santa Fe National Forest

August 21, 2014, – The Pino Fire which began as a lightning caused fire on the Jemez Ranger District is now at 83 acres. Firing operations were conducted on the southeast and east flanks of the fire yesterday. The consumption of fuels was thorough and favorable. Some smoke lingered over the area due to diminished […]

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Santa Fe National Forest Pino Fire now at 62 Acres

August 20, 2014 – The Pino Fire which began as a lightning caused fire on the Jemez Ranger District is continuing to grow and as of this morning is at 62 acres. The fire, being managed for resource benefit, is allowed to burn naturally and aided selectively with hand ignitions to manage the rate and […]

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Pino Fire Managed for Resource Benefit

August 19, 2014 – The lightning caused Pino Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District located south of Forest Road 270BC, 6 miles east of Jemez Springs continues to be managed for resource benefit. Firefighting personnel yesterday reported very little precipitation which resulted in more fire activity increasing the size to 30 […]

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Pino Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District

The lightning caused Pino Fire, on Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District, was first sighted on August 13 when it was approximately ½ acre in size. Because the fire was smoldering, no imminent growth was anticipated, a flash flood warning had been issued for the area, and access to the site was limited, no […]

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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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