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Cibola NF&NG – Wild Fire Update – 6/29/2015 – Red Canyon Fire at 14,997 Acres

Magdalena, NM; June 29, 2015 – The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District increased in acreage to 14,997 acres yesterday due to hand ignition on the fire line.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Hand ignitions continued […]

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Cibola NF&NG Red Canyon Fire Remains at 14,418 Acres (6/27/2015)

Magdalena, NM – The 14,418 acre Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District had minimal fire spread yesterday.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Aerial and hand ignitions occurred two miles south of the Grassy Lookout.  Unburned pockets […]

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Lincoln NF – New Start – 6/26/15 – Pit Fire has been controlled

Firefighting resources responded to a lightning-caused wildfire around 12:15.  They discovered a single tree that had been struck by lightning. Firefighters quickly contained and controlled the fire at less than one-tenth of an acre. Incident Name: Pit Fire Date/Time Detected: June 26, 2015; 11:38 AM Jurisdiction:  Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Location:  T15S, R12E, Sec 36, east of Cloudcroft, single tree burning in […]

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Cibola NF&NG – Wildfire Update – 6/26/2015 – Red Canyon Fire Remains at 14,418 Acres

Magdalena, NM; – The 14,418 acre Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District had minimal fire spread yesterday.  The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout. Hand ignitions occurred along FR 96 to finish firing operations from previous days.  There was little to no growth on the […]

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Cibola NF – Wildfire Update – 6/25/15 – Red Canyon Fire at 14,418 Acres

Magdalena, NM; —  The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District is now at 14,418 acres with approximately 85 personnel on the incident.   The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout. Aerial ignitions (dropping incendiary device from a helicopter) continued yesterday west and southwest of Grassy Lookout.  […]

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Cibola NF – Wildfire Update – 6/24/15 – Red Canyon Fire at 11,372 Acres

Magdalena, NM – The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District is now at 11,372 acres with approximately 85 personnel on the incident.   The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout. Aerial ignitions (dropping incendiary device from a helicopter) continued yesterday on the Red Canyon Fire […]

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Lincoln NF – New Start – 6/23/15 – 10:00 pm — Wildfire is currently in mop up stage

Firefighting resources responded to a human-caused wildfire around 9:00 pm. Incident Name: Tank Fire Date/Time Detected: June 23, 2015; 8:43 PM Jurisdiction:  Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Location:  T11S, R14E, Sec 5, about 4 miles north of Ruidoso Downs, NM in the vicinity of Turkey Tank, off of Forest Road 120a. Coordinates:   Lat  33 deg, 23 min, 0.5 […]

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Cibola NF – Wildfire Update – 6/23/15 – Red Canyon Fire Reaches 7,289 Acres

Magdalena, NM – The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District has grown in size to 7,289 acres with approximately 85 personnel on the incident.   The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout. Aerial ignitions (dropping incendiary device from a helicopter) continued yesterday on the Red […]

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Cibola NF – Wildfire Update – 6/22/15 – Red Canyon Fire Reaches 3,425 Acres

Magdalena, NM – The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District has grown in size to 3,425 acres with approximately 85 personnel on the incident.   The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout. Aerial ignitions (dropping incendiary device from a helicopter) was used again yesterday on […]

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