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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If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.

One Less Spark = One Less Wildfire If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir & repeat until cold. Learn more at http://www.smokeybear.com/campfire-safety.asp

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Protect your home from wildfire. Remove leaves and pine needles from your roof, gutters & deck.

Protect your home from wildfire. Remove leaves and pine needles from your roof, gutters & deck.  Learn more at http://interactive.firewise.org/

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Activities on Ski Apache near Ruidoso, NM – UPDATE: 4/2/14 7:30 am

 UPDATE – 04/02/14  7:30 am – firefighters continue to monitor weather conditions closely before they resume burning operations on the Ski Apache piles.  Updated information will be posted on this website when pile burning activities begin again. UPDATE – 03/31/14  11:30 am – no ignitions are planned for today (due to winds that exceed the […]

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Never park your vehicle over dead grass, your catalytic converter can ignite the fuels and start a fire.

Never park your vehicle over dead grass, your catalytic converter can ignite the fuels and start a fire. Learn more at http://www.smokeybear.com/house-safety.asp

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Mt. Taylor Ranger District planning a prescribed burn in the Zuni Mountains

Grants, New Mexico. April 1, 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 3 or April 4. The burn is located […]

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Maintain your spark arrestor and don’t run power equipment on windy days

Maintain your spark arrestor and don’t run power equipment on windy days. Learn more at http://www.smokeybear.com/equipment-maintenance.asp

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Ready, Set, Go! Create a Wildfire Action Plan for Your Home

Ready, Set, Go! Create a Wildfire Action Plan for Your Home today. http://bit.ly/RSGNM

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Never throw a cigarette out the window of a vehicle. Use your ashtray to prevent wildfires.

Never throw a cigarette out the window of a vehicle. Use your ashtray to prevent wildfires. Learn more at SmokeyBear.com.

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Take Smokey Bear’s Wildfire Prevention Pledge

One Less Spark = One Less Wildfire. Take Smokey Bear’s Wildfire Prevention Pledge at SmokeyBear.com  

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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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BLM Plans Burn West of Quemado

Socorro, NM–The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Socorro Field Office plans to begin ignition on the Highway prescribed fire on March 31, 2014, with ignition operations continuing for 3-5 days. This burn includes about 2,400 acres in a 1960’s era mechanical chaining treatment 10 miles west of Quemado in Catron County, New Mexico.  Depending on […]

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Bureau of Land Management Prescribed Burn Planned in Lincoln County

Roswell, NM – Due to high winds, followed by rainfall, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) had to delay a prescribed burn operation about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso in Lincoln County.  The operation will now begin on Saturday, March 29, and continue for a week.  The South Mesa prescribed fire will be 165 acres and is […]

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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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Valencia County Fire Update

Valencia County and mutual aid units were able to catch and stop the fire burning there this morning toward the south end of La Entrada Rd. Crews will continue to mop up the area this afternoon. No word yet on final size or cause.

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HWY 508 Fire Information – Cause determination

The Highway 508 Fire is now 100% contained.  Investigators have determined that the fire, which began on Monday, March 17, was caused by a blown vehicle tire. Sparks from either an exposed wheel rim or steel belts from the tire flew into nearby grass and touched off the fire. A GPS mapping will be attemped by air today, […]

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BLM Prescribed Burn Planned in Lincoln County

Roswell, NM – On March 17, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will begin a prescribed burn operation about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso in Lincoln County.  The South Mesa prescribed fire will be 165 acres and is located off of State Highway 220 in the Ft. Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area (NCA).  Smoke from […]

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Spring Agricultural Burning and Fire Danger

SPRING AGRICULTURAL BURNING AND FIRE DANGER  Carson National Forest, Taos, NM, March 13, 2014 – Spring agricultural burning of fields and acequias, traditions in our area, come with a set of problems that must be carefully monitored to avoid the danger of escaped fires.  We must be especially careful this year because of continuing drought conditions […]

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Bureau of Land Management/Roswell: Eight Mile Prescribed Fire Planned

Roswell, NM – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning a prescribed burn about 20 miles northwest of Roswell in Chaves County. The Eight Mile Draw prescribed fire is about 1,100 acres in size and is located off of Aztec Road along the Pecos River. The burn is expected to begin March 10, dependent […]

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