Recreational drones near wildfires are not safe #IfYouFlyWeCant #NoDronesInFireZones

There have been multiple aircraft incursions, including drones, planes, and helicopters, on the wildfires burning in Northern New Mexico over the past several weeks. The most recent incidents took place on May 14th and 15th, 2022, on the Cerro Pelado Fire in the Jemez Mountains. We can’t stress enough how dangerous drones and other private […]

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NM Fire Information Resources

A list of official fire information resources for large wildfire incidents in New Mexico NM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Fire Resource Hotline 1-800-432-2080 for fire consequence resources or sheltering needs. NM Roads – Official Road Status for the State of NM (road closures, etc.) Map of Wildfires in NM (zoom into specific […]

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Additional Evacuations Issued on the Black Fire – 5/22/2022 4:00 p.m.

Announcement: Effective immediately, additional evacuations have been implemented due to the Black Fire.  Evacuations: In coordination with Catron, and Sierra counties, the evacuation status for the following areas have changed: An additional portion of Area 1 has been moved to GO. Starting from Taylor Peak northeast to Kline Mountain, then east to Turkey Creek, following the Bear Creek […]

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Black Fire Public Meeting in Winston on Monday (5/23/2022) at 7 p.m.

Black Fire Public Meeting on Monday (5/23/2022) at 7 p.m.  There will be a Public Meeting for the Black Fire on Monday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at the Winston Country Church (2899 Highway 52, Winston, NM 87943). Please note, if you would like to sit during the meeting, please bring your own chair.

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Incendios de Hermits Peak y Calf Canyon, 22 de Mayo de 2022

[Spanish version] 22 de Mayo, 2022, Acutalización Diaria, 08:00AM Hectáreas: 310,016| Contención: 40% | Personal Total: 2,899 Fecha de inicio: Hermits Peak: 6 de abril, 2022; Calf Canyon: 19 de abril, 2022 Causa: Hermits Peak: brasas escapando fuera del fuego prescrito; Calf Canyon: Bajo investigación  Ubicación: Situado cerca del Cañón de Gallinas | Combustibles:  Coníferas […]

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Black Fire Daily Update – May 22, 2022

Firefighters increase containment; Cause under investigationDaily Update 5/22/2022 Acres: 130,224 acresLocation: 31 miles NW of Truth or ConsequencesContainment: 6%Personnel: 616Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022Cause: Human caused, under investigationFuels: Timber and tall grassStructures Lost: 2Overview: The Black Fire is human caused and law enforcement is Investigating. Firefighting resources have been working to suppress this fire […]

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Cerro Pelado Fire Daily Update Sunday, May 22, 2022

INCIDENT STATISTICS: Current Size: 45,605 Acres Current Containment: 81% Start Date: April 22, 2022 Cause: Unknown Total personnel: 607 WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR:  Today, temperatures are expected to remain cool with higher relative humidity. Winds are forecast to be light in the morning, increasing to 10-15mph by the afternoon. Minimal fire behavior is expected due […]

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Firefighters identify repair needs on the Bear Trap Fire

May 22, 2022 Daily Update SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – AARON HULBURD – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 23,043 acres             Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 636          Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: After several successful days on the […]

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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires, May 22, 2022

May 22, 2022, Daily Update, 08:00AM Acres: 310,016| Containment: 40% | Total personnel: 2,899 Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Under investigation | Location: Located near Gallinas Canyon Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass Highlights: […]

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Forest Service BAER Team Begins Post-Fire Assessment of Cerro Pelado Fire

May 21, 2022                                                                                                                BAER Information: (707) 853-4243 FOREST SERVICE BAER TEAM BEGINS POST-FIRE ASSESSMENT OF CERRO PELADO FIRE The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has established a Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team to begin the assessment of National Forest System (NFS) lands impacted by the Cerro Pelado Fire, located south of the Nacimiento Mountains […]

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Forest Service BAER Team Begins Post-Fire Assessment of Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires

BAER Information: 707-853-4243 FOREST SERVICE BAER TEAM BEGINS POST-FIRE ASSESSMENT OF HERMITS PEAK AND CALF CANYON FIRES The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has established a Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team to begin the assessment of National Forest System (NFS) lands impacted by the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires on the east side […]

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Evacuations on the Black Fire Expand – 3 p.m. May 21, 2022

Evacuations on the Black Fire Expand Afternoon Update 5/21/2022 3:00 p.m. Announcement: Effective immediately, additional evacuations have been implemented due to the Black Fire. Evacuations: In coordination with Grant, Catron, and Sierra counties, the following areas are under evacuation status:GO – Area 2: New: A portion of Area 1 is now in go, including Taylor […]

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Cerro Pelado Fire Daily Update Saturday, May 21, 2022

INCIDENT STATISTICS: Current Size: 45,605 Acres Current Containment: 75% Start Date: April 22, 2022 Cause: Unknown Total personnel: 580 WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR:  Crews encountered strong winds and low relative humidity for the second day in a row and remain successful in keeping the fire within its perimeter. The most active fire behavior was deep […]

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Black Fire Daily Update – May 21, 2022

Crews continue constructing fireline as some containment is achieved on the Black FireDaily Update 5/21/2022 Acres: 120,785 acres (Infrared Flight Friday night)Location: 31 miles NW of Truth or ConsequencesContainment: 4%Personnel: 615Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022Cause: Human caused, under investigationFuels: Timber and tall grass Fire Update: On Friday, the Black Fire showed active fire behavior […]

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Incendios de Hermits Peak y Calf Canyon Fires, 21 de Mayo de 2022

[Spanish version] 21 de Mayo, 2022, Acutalización Diaria, 08:00AM Hectáreas: 308,971| Contención: 40% | Personal Total: 2,707 Fecha de inicio: Hermits Peak: 6 de abril, 2022; Calf Canyon: 19 de abril, 2022 Causa: Hermits Peak: brasas escapando fuera del fuego prescrito; Calf Canyon: Bajo investigación  Ubicación: Situado cerca del Cañón de Gallinas | Combustibles:  Coníferas […]

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Containment lines hold strong on the Bear Trap Fire

May 21, 2022 Daily Update SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – AARON HULBURD – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 21,732 acres             Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 671          Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: Despite challenging conditions, firefighters were able […]

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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires, May 21, 2022

May 21, 2022, Daily Update, 08:00AM Acres: 308,971| Containment: 40% | Total personnel: 2,707 Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Under investigation | Location: Located near Gallinas Canyon Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass Highlights: […]

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Black Fire Daily Update – May 20, 2022

Crews Construct Fire Line as Red Flag Warning Continues on Black Fire  Community meeting scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. in Truth or Consequences  Daily Update 5/20/2022  Acres: 104,969 acres Location: 31 miles NW of Truth or Consequences Containment: 0% Personnel:  475  Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 Cause: Human caused, under investigation Fuels: Timber and tall grass   Announcement: The […]

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Cerro Pelado Fire Daily Update Friday, May 20, 2022

INCIDENT STATISTICS: Current Size: 45,605 Acres Current Containment: 75% Start Date: April 22, 2022 Cause: Unknown Total personnel: 633 – Red Flag Warning in effect today from 10am until 9pm WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR: Yesterday it was extremely windy and dry but crews had a successful day on the fireline, the perimeter held and there […]

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Black Fire Community Meeting Tonight – May 20, 2022

The public is invited to the community meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Ralph Edward Civic Center, 400 West 4th St, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901. It will also be live-streamed on the Gila National Forest Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GilaNForest. Please note: You do not need a Facebook account to view the meeting. ASL […]

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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires, May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022, Daily Update, 08:00AM Acres: 303,701| Containment: 40% | Total personnel: 2,408 Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Under investigation | Location: Located near Gallinas Canyon Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass Highlights: […]

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Incendios de Hermits Peak y Calf Canyon, 20 de mayo de 2022

[Spanish version] 20 de mayo de 2022, actualización diaria, 09:00AM Acres: 303,341| Containment: 40% | Total personnel: 2,408 Fecha de inicio: Hermits Peak: 6 de abril, 2022; Calf Canyon: 19 de abril, 2022 Causa: Hermits Peak: brasas escapando fuera del fuego prescrito; Calf Canyon: Bajo investigación  Ubicación: Situado cerca del Cañón de Gallinas  Combustibles:  Coníferas […]

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