Commissary Fire Update (Santa Fe National Forest)

June 25, 2015; 11:00 A.M. Start Date: June 5, 2015                                                                Percent Contained: 0% Size: 700 acres                                                                                  Growth Potential: Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush Summary: Fire crews on the lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District successfully completed firing operations with hand ignitions on 200 acres yesterday as part […]

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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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Moore Fire Update (Gila National Forest)

There was minimal activity on the 4,000-acre Moore Fire in the Gila Wilderness Wednesday. Observed fire behavior was smoldering and creeping along the ground through the grass and brush due to increased humidity and scattered rain showers over the area. http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3842857

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Wildfire Update (Gila National Forest)

More cloud cover, less growth on Pinon and Moore fires. The 3,200-acre Pinon Fire is located 13 miles east of Reserve, NM on the Reserve Ranger District with 40 personnel on scene. The 4,000-acre Moore Fire is located in the Gila Wilderness on the Wilderness Ranger District with 85 personnel on the incident. http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3842644

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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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Commissary Fire Update

Firing Operations Continue Today June 24, 2015; 9:00 A.M. Start Date: June 5, 2015                                                                Percent Contained: 0% Size: 500 acres                                                                                  Growth Potential: Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush Summary: Fire crews on the lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District successfully completed firing operations with hand ignitions on 150 […]

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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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Commissary Fire Update (Santa Fe National Forest)

Firing Operations Continue Today June 23, 2015; 12:00 P.M. Start Date: June 5, 2015                                                                Percent Contained: 0% Size: 350 acres                                                                                  Growth Potential: Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush Summary: Fire crews on the lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District successfully completed firing operations, with hand ignitions, on 150 […]

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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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Moore and Middle Fires Grow Together (Gila National Forest)

The Moore and Middle fires grew together Monday in the Gila Wilderness and will now be reported as the Moore Fire. http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3842428

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Back 30 Fire Update (Santa Fe National Forest)

June 22, 2015 SANTA FE, NM – June 22, 2015 – For Immediate Release. The lightning-caused Back 30 Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest’s Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District is 100% controlled. The Back 30 Fire started last Friday about two miles northwest of the Glorieta Conference Center. The fire spread slowly through ponderosa pine […]

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Wildfire Update (Gila National Forest)

Three lightning-caused fires continue to be managed to improve forest health and reduce the risk of future severe wildfire occurrence. Two fires being managed under suppression strategy. http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3842370

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Commissary Fire Update (Santa Fe National Forest)

June 22, 2015; 2:00 P.M. Firing Operations Begin Today Start Date:  June 5, 2015                                                                Percent Contained:  0 Size:  222 acres                                                                                  Growth Potential:  Moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush Summary:  Fire managers on the lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District are taking advantage of favorable conditions over the next […]

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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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Moore Wildfire Update (Gila National Forest)

Little growth was reported on the Moore Fire today, it is estimated 1000 acres. The Middle Fire – two miles northwest of the Moore Fire in the Gila Wilderness – will be managed along with the Moore Fire for resource objectives. The Middle Fire is approximately 100 acres. http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3842202

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Wildfire Update (Gila National Forest)

Hazy skies are clearing after smoke from wildfires across the region settled into local communities around the Gila National Forest last night. Air quality information included in the news release http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3842155

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Commissary Fire Update (Santa Fe National Forest)

June 21, 2015; 8:30 A.M. Type 4 Team to Assume Management Today Start Date: June 5, 2015 Percent Contained: 0 Acres Treated: 212 Growth Potential: Low Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush Summary: Management of the Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District was handed back to the local Type 4 […]

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Pinon Fire Grows to 1600 Acres (Gila National Forest)

Management of the Pinon Fire continues as it grows to 1600 acres on the Reserve Ranger District http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3842138

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Moore Fire Update (Gila National Forest)

The Moore Fire is estimated at 867 acres after aerial survey and mapping was completed. A new fire was detected yesterday two miles northwest of the Moore Fire and due to its location within the pre-determined management area for the Moore, it will be managed with the same resource objectives. http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3842137

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Cibola NF Red Canyon Fire Update – 06/20/15 1:45 pm – Red Canyon Fire grows to 125 Acres

Magdalena, NM – The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District has increased in size to 125 acres with approximately 80 personnel on the incident.  Resources include one Wildland Fire Module, two Type I Hot Shot crews, and 1Type 3 Helicopter.  The lightning-caused fire started on Monday, June 15, and is located in the San […]

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