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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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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update 07/14/14 – 7:30 pm

Prescribed Fire Update – 07/14/14 – 7:30 pm – ALL PRESCRIBED FIRE OPERATIONS ARE COMPLETE on these three projects:  Cox Canyon, Spud Forks and Ridge Piles (as of today, July 14).  Since Wednesday, July 9, firefighters have been able to treat  a total of 2,011 acres (of piles) with prescribed fire.  Today  (7/14/14) was the final day of […]

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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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