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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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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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Pino Fire in Valencia County – 3/30/2014 – 9 pm update

Fire lines have held through today’s Red Flag Warning and crews continued to mop up the fire area. Tonight’s activity will focus on patrolling the fire lines, looking for any remaining hot spots. Containment is 60% and there was no change in the size of the burn area. Acreage is holding at 198 acres. A […]

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Bernalillo County Imposes Burn Ban on Unincorporated Areas of the County

The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners has passed a resolution banning and restricting smoking, campfires and open burning in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County outside the city limits. “We are imposing these restrictions to reduce the likelihood of a human-caused wildland fire,” says Fire Chief Frank Barka. “We take preventing wildland fires seriously and […]

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Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week March 30 – April 5, 2014

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 30 – April 5, 2014. This year’s theme is “Where We Live, How We Live, Living with Wildfire.”  The focus of the week is to increase awareness and to promote actions that reduce […]

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SAVE the DATE! April 2-3, 2014 Wildland Urban Interface Summit in Taos, New Mexico

Registration for the 2014 Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Summit is Now Open!  This is a collborative effort of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, New Mexico State Forestry, New Mexico State Land Office and New Mexico Association of Counties. The Summit will be held April 2-3 in Taos, New Mexico. The registration […]

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