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Lincoln National Forest – Bensen Fire – FINAL UPDATE 4/15/14 – 6:30 PM

Map of Bensen Fire – 96 Acres BENSEN FIRE  FINAL Fire Update -  4/15/14,  6:30 PM Updated Information – 4/19/14, 12:00 PM – Firefighters completed 100% Containment on the Bensen Fire on 4/18/14.  This will be the FINAL UPDATE for the Bensen Fire.  No further updates will be posted UNLESS there is a significant change to report. Start Date and […]

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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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Gila National Forest – Elkhorn Fire – Final Update 4/13/14, 7:30 p.m.

Firefighters reached 100% containment on the Elkhorn Fire Sunday. Resources are being released to be prepared for other assignments. The 175-acre Elkhorn Fire is approximately 12 miles northeast of Reserve, NM in the vicinity of Piney Park. Several firefighters will continue patrolling and monitoring the fire Monday. This is the final update on the Elkhorn.

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Georgetown Fire Information – 4/13/14- 8:45 pm update

Situation: Grant County and USFS Fire Crews have stopped the spread of the Georgetown Fire and are mopping up the fire area. They will remain on the fire through the evening, patrolling the perimeter and dealing with hot spots. No structures are threatened. Final acreage is 6.12 acres.  The fire is 50% contained. Unless there is […]

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Gila National Forest – Elkhorn Fire Update, 4/12/14, 4:30 p.m.

Gila National Forest officials report 25 percent containment on the 175-acre Elkhorn Fire on the Reserve Ranger District. The fire is approximately 12 miles northeast of Reserve in the vicinity of Piney Park in Catron County. Firefighters are making progress containing hot spots and reinforcing firelines. A total of 88 personnel are on the incident […]

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Gila National Forest – Elkhorn Update 4/12/14, 11:30 a.m.

The Elkhorn Fire on the Reserve Ranger District of the Gila National Forest remains at about 175 acres, approximately 12 miles northeast of Reserve in the vicinity of Piney Park. Today, operations include improving firelines and mopping up hot spots. A total of 88 personnel continue working on the fire. Resources include four crews, a […]

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Elkhorn Fire Information Available on Inciweb

The Elkhorn Fire was detected on the Reserve Ranger District of the Gila National Forest Thursday April 10. Please visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3828/ for fire information  

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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 – Prescribed Fire Activities HALTED on Guadalupe Ranger District’s Soldier Prescribed Fire Project – FINAL UPDATE – 4/10/14, 8:30 pm

FINAL UPDATE – 4/10/14 – 8:30 pm – This will be the FINAL UPDATE for the Soldier Prescribed Fire Project. Of 3,670 acres that were identified for treatment with prescribed fire, firefighters treated a total of 1,300 acres over the past three days.  Ignition operations were halted today and firefighting resources were released from the project. Approximately […]

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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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Whitewater Fire Information – 10:15 am update 4/10/14

Situation: Fire personnel worked last night to secure the fire perimeter and mop up the burn area. There was no growth in fire perimeter overnight. A few hot spots remain this morning. Two engine crews will continue to strengthen the fire perimeter, mop up, and patrol for hot spots throughout today. It has been determined that […]

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Cibola NF – Mt. Taylor RD Corral Fire Update

 The Mt. Taylor Ranger District began a prescribed burn on April 8, 2014 to clean up residual vegetation from logging operations in the Zuni Mountains. Fire crews finished 130 acres and are continuing operations through the weekend. The burn is located in the Cottonwood Canyon area off of Forest Road 483. There has been some […]

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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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Cibola’s Mt. Taylor Ranger District planning a prescribed burn April 8-11, 2014

The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands’ Mt. Taylor Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn to clean up residual vegetation from logging operations in the Zuni Mountains. The 1,000 acre Corral prescribed burn is expected to take place on April 8-11. The burn is located in the Cottonwood Canyon area off of Forest Road […]

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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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The Corral prescribed burn on the Mt. Taylor RD is cancelled.

April 3, 2014. The Cibola National Forest’s Mt. Taylor Ranger District has cancelled the Corral prescribed burn. The area received snow last night and conditions are too wet to successfully complete the burn.

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