Diego Fire Final Update

Wednesday July 9, 2014 Fire Information: (575) 638-0081 After today, please contact the Coyote Ranger District at (575) 638-5526 for Fire Information Acres: 3,626 Report Date: June 25, 2014 Cause: Lightning Location: 8 Miles South of Coyote, N.M. Containment: 100% Fuels: Mixed Conifer with heavy dead & Total personnel: 50 down component and bug kill […]

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Bear Springs Fire Update – 07/08/14 6:30 p.m.

Time/Date Reported: July 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm Location: Jemez Ranger District, approximately 4 miles southeast of Paliza Campground, 6 miles east of Ponderosa, and directly south of Bear Springs Mountain Legal Description: T17N, R4E, Sec 31 Cause: Lightning Fuels: Fire has been burning in heavy fuels, ponderosa pine, and juniper Size: Estimated 15-20 acres […]

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Initial Attack Activity at Mt. Taylor Ranger District

Grants, NM.  July 8, 2014.  Scattered rain showers and some thunderstorms with lightning occurred over the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands’ Mt. Taylor Ranger District on Monday.  A total of 1300 lightning strikes were recorded on the District.  Fire crews responded to three new starts – the Cottonwood Fire and the Irving Fire in […]

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Cibola’s Sandia and Mountainair Ranger Districts lift closure orders

Albuquerque, NM. July 8, 2014. Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands Forest Supervisor Elaine Kohrman announced updates to fire restrictions: Sandia Ranger District rescinded all fire restrictions. Mountainair Ranger District will rescind its closure order effective July 9, 2014. However, the District will stay in Stage II fire restrictions. Magdalena Ranger District:  Stage II fire […]

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Bear Springs Fire Update – 07/0714 – 11:30 a.m.

  Contact:  Donna Nemeth (505) 438-5320/Sheila Poole (505) 438-5321 Time/Date Reported: July 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm Location: Jemez Ranger District, approximately 4 miles southeast of Paliza Campground directly south of Bear Springs Mountain.  Burning north/northeast up a drainage. Legal Description:  T17N, R4E, Sec 31 Cause:  Lightning Fuels: Fire is burning in heavy fuels, ponderosa […]

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NO NEW GROWTH ON DIEGO FIRE PERIMETER

3,626 acres, lightning caused, 95% contained, 136 personnel, 8 miles south of Coyote NM July 8, 2014, today’s actions: Fire behavior will be mainly creeping and smoldering today. Smoke continues to be visible as the heavy fuels in the interior of the fire are slowly being consumed. The amount of smoke and heat will diminish […]

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Gila National Forest Lifts Fire Restrictions, July 8 @ 8:00 A.M.

July 07, 2014- Silver City, NM – With the onset of summer rains, the Gila National Forest will be lifting Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on July 08, at 8:00 A.M. MDT, allowing forest visitors to enjoy campfires again in undeveloped areas across the Forest. “I appreciate how the public took care to be careful with […]

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Bear Springs Fire – 07/07/14 p.m.

Santa Fe, NM – July 7, 2014 –A wildfire was reported by air attack while conducting a recon flight at around 12:30 pm today.  The location of the Bear Springs Fire is 4 miles southeast of Paliza Campground on the Jemez Ranger District.  It is immediately south of Bear Springs Mountain and quite visible from […]

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BLM Lifts Fire Restrictions at Fort Stanton-Snowy

  BLM Lifts Fire Restrictions at Fort Stanton-Snowy  River Cave National Conservation Area   Roswell, NM – As of July 9, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has terminated fire restrictions at Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area.  Recent precipitation has reduced fire danger in the area.   The lifting of restrictions allows […]

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Mop-up Operations Continue Around Diego Fire Perimeter

Monday, July 7 – 3,626 acres, 95% containment 222 personnel, 8 miles south of Coyote NM. Today’s Actions: The Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed management of the Diego Fire yesterday evening. A community meeting was held at the Coyote Elementary School with 35 local residents in attendance. Plans for the Burned […]

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Diego Fire Update: 07/05/14 p.m.

Acres: 3,626  Report Date: June 25, 2014  Cause: Lightning Location: 8 Miles South of Coyote, NM  Containment: 75%   Fuels: Mixed Conifer with heavy dead/down component and bug kill canopy  Total personnel: 614                                    The Diego Fire Suppression Effort is Going Very Well  Fire Information: (575) 638-0081 Today’s Actions: Crews have made excellent progress and are continuing mop […]

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Diego Fire – 07/04/14 8:00 p.m.

  Fire Information: (575) 638-0081 Acres: 3,600       Report Date: June 25, 2014     Cause: Lightning     Location: 8 Miles South of Coyote, N.M.           Containment: 50%   Fuels/Topography: Mixed Conifer with heavy dead/down component and bug kill canopy Total personnel: 724 NEXT PUBLIC MEETING IS SUNDAY 7PM AT THE COYOTE ELEM. SCHOOL Information is also being posted at […]

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Diego Fire Update: Friday, 07/04/14 – 8:00 a.m.

DIEGO FIRE UPDATE Friday 7-4-2014, 8:00AM     Fire Information: (575) 638-0081                                      Acres: 3,600 Report Date: June 25, 2014 Cause: Lightning Location: 8 Miles South of Coyote, N.M.            Containment: 50% Fuels/Topography: Mixed Conifer with heavy dead/ down component and bug kill canopy Total personnel: 724 NEXT PUBLIC MEETING IS SUNDAY 7PM AT THE COYOTE ELEM. SCHOOL  Information is also […]

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Gila National Forest–Fire Update 7/3/2014 11:30 a.m.

FACT SHEET Gila National Forest Fire Information     Contact: Gila NF Fire Information Al Koss pioinfoal@gmail.com   Phone: 575 388-8363 406  407-4593 (cell)       July 3, 2014—10:30   The Ranger Districts reported that they all received scattered rain showers and some thundershowers with lightning.   Precipitation amounts were variable over the Forest.  Two […]

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Diego Fire Update Thursday, 07/03/14 9:00 a.m.

Fire Information: (575) 638-0081 Acres: 3,600 Start Date: June 25, 2014 Cause: Lightning Location: 8 Miles South of Coyote, N.M. Containment: 30% Fuels/Topography: Mixed Conifer with heavy dead/down component and bug kill canopy Total personnel: 713 NO MEETING THURSDAY NEXT MEETING IS SUNDAY AT 7PM AT THE COYOTE ELEM. SCHOOL   Information is also being […]

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Gila National Forest — Fire Update 7/2/2014 3:15 p.m.

FACT SHEET Gila National Forest Fire Information     Contact: Gila NF Fire Information Al Koss pioinfoal@gmail.com   Phone: 575 388-8363 406  407-4593 (cell)       July 2, 2014—10:30   Crews continue mop up and suppression activities for the five fires detected on July 1.       Black Range District: Alex Fire                      […]

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Diego Fire Update – Wednesday, 07/02/14 – 12:15 p.m.

Fire Information: (575) 638-5419 ext. 164, (505) 228-6802 Acres: 3,635 Start Date: First reported on June 25, lightning map indicates start date was June 15 Cause: Lightning Location: 8 miles south of Coyote, NM Containment: 0 Fuels/Topography: Mixed conifer with a heavy dead/down component and bug killed trees. Total personnel: 578 Yesterday Actions: Active fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Fire Update 7/2/14 – 9:00 AM

Several thunderstorms passed through southwest New Mexico during the afternoon of Tuesday July 1. Five new fire starts were detected on the eastern side of the forest. All fires are staffed and are being worked to fully suppress the fires.  Black Range District:  Alex Fire                     3 Acres                        Staffed with 10 smokejumpers-2 loads of fire retardant used […]

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Pueblano Fire Information – 6/27/14

Situation: Crews are responding to a  lightning caused fire on the Philmont Scout Ranch, located five miles north of Ute Park, in a canyon near Pueblano Campground. Earlier today, scouts at that location were relocated to a different camping area as a precaution. Three structures in the Pueblano Campground are threatened at this time, but there are no additional evacuations for […]

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Cibola NF&G Sandia and Mountainair Ranger Districts to close on June 30 due to high fire danger

 The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands’ Sandia and Mountainair Ranger Districts are enacting closure orders effective 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014. “The districts have been closely monitoring conditions, and based on their assessments and the National Weather Service predictions of ongoing severe drought, I feel it is necessary to close these districts […]

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