Current Fire Restrictions in New Mexico

Below are the current fire restrictions in New Mexico. You can contact your local fire department or government agency for additional information. LOCAL Los Alamos CountyMora County STATE State Land Office FEDERAL No restrictions at this time

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SFNF Pecos/Las Vegas District Plans to Continue Implementation of Rowe Mesa Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – March 5, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are looking at a two-week window from Monday, March 8, to Monday, March 22, 2021, to continue implementation of the East Rowe Mesa prescribed burn located east of NM State Road 34 approximately 10 miles south of the […]

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Carson National Forest Plans Spring Prescribed Burns to Reduce Fuels before Wildland Fire Season

TAOS, NM – Mar. 2, 2021 —Fire managers on the Carson National Forest are planning to strategically implement prescribed burns across the forest this spring to reduce hazardous fuels before the onset of the 2021 wildland fire season. Fuels treatments are an effective way to slow wildfires and change fire behavior. The decision to implement […]

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Media and Public Advisory: SFNF May Implement Rowe Mesa Prescribed Burn Tomorrow

SANTA FE, NM – March 1, 2021 – If conditions remain favorable, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) may begin implementation of the previously announced East Rowe Mesa prescribed burn on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District as early as tomorrow. The decision to proceed will depend on multiple factors, including resource availability, […]

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BLM plans prescribed burn in March for Cerro del Aire

Beginning March 15, the Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office plans to conduct a 1,000-acre prescribed burn at Cerro del Aire (or Wind Mountain), northeast of Tres Piedras, N.M. The planned burn operations are within the Río Grande del Norte National Monument. This operation is weather-dependent and will take up to 30 days to […]

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SFNF Jemez District Plans to Implement Cat Mesa Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – Feb. 24, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to implement a prescribed burn on Cat Mesa on the Jemez Ranger District starting as early as Friday, March […]

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Pile Burns Planned Behind Forest Service District Office in Ruidoso Friday

RUIDOSO, NM – Feb. 18, 2021 — The Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest will be burning piles tomorrow, Friday, February 19, 2021 and throughout the next weeks on Forest Service land behind the district office near Mechem Dr. and Cedar Creek Dr.  Smoke will be visible in Ruidoso. Please use caution […]

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Santa Fe National Forest Plans Spring Prescribed Burns to Reduce Fuels before Wildland Fire Season

SANTA FE, NM – Feb. 18, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to strategically implement prescribed burns across the forest this spring to reduce hazardous fuels before the onset of the 2021 wildland fire season. Fuels treatments are an effective way to slow wildfires and change fire behavior. […]

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Winter Storms Help Fire Managers Make Progress on Kiowa-San Cristobal Pile Burns

TAOS, NM – Feb. 17, 2021 – Fire managers on the Carson National Forest are taking advantage of favorable conditions today and continuing the previously announced Kiowa-San Cristobal prescribed pile burns. The Kiowa-San Cristobal pile burns located near San Cristobal and Gallina Canyon is designed to remove woody debris from a previously thinned area. As […]

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BLM plans prescribed burn in Lincoln County

Roswell, N.M. – In mid-February 2021, the Bureau of Land Management will seek opportunities to conduct prescribed fire operations approximately 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso, N.M. and 6 miles southeast of Capitan, N.M., in Lincoln County. The project area is within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and will encompass approximately 1,900 acres. […]

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BLM plan prescribed burn in Chaves County

Roswell, N.M. – Beginning mid-February, the Bureau of Land Management will seek opportunities to conduct prescribed burn operations in two locations within Chaves County. The first location is the 5,280-acre Antelope Unit, located at the Sand Ranch Area of Critical Environmental Concern. The ACEC is approximately 35 miles east of Roswell, north of U.S. Highway […]

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Media Advisory: SFNF Fire Managers Continue Pile Burns on Jemez Ranger District

Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) fire managers are proceeding with the San Diego wildland-urban interface (WUI) prescribed pile burn on the Jemez Ranger District today.Fire managers are taking advantage of favorable conditions after the recent winter storms to reduce hazardous fuels near the San Diego wildland-urban interface (WUI) by Jemez Springs. Each prescribed burn is […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Prescribed Burns Scheduled Near Ruidoso Tomorrow

RUIDOSO, NM – Feb. 16, 2021 — The Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest is planning to take advantage of the recent snow to conduct prescribed burns in the Grindstone Project Area southwest of Ruidoso and in South Fork Campground starting as early as tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17. Crews will begin by […]

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SFNF Pecos/Las Vegas District Plans to Implement Rowe Mesa Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – Feb. 11, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of favorable conditions, including snowpack, fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to implement a previously announced prescribed burn on Rowe Mesa on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District starting as […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Show Your Home Some Love

TAOS, NM – Feb. 11, 2021 – With most of northern New Mexico in extreme drought, the 2021 fire season could begin as early as late March or early April. The Carson National Forest is working with local, state, federal, and tribal partners, and non-governmental organizations to encourage New Mexicans to recognize that in our […]

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Fire Managers Make Progress on the La Jara Pile Burns Today

TAOS, NM – Feb. 10, 2021 – Fire managers are taking advantage of favorable conditions to proceed with the previously announced La Jara pile burns today on the Carson National Forest to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire and amount of hazardous fuels on the ground. Crews completed over 10 acres of the 50-acre La […]

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Lincoln National Forest Plans Prescribe Burn in 16 Springs Area, Feb 11, 2021

CLOUDCROFT, NM – Feb. 10, 2021 – Firefighters plan to proceed with the previously announced 16 Springs Prescribed Burn on the Lincoln National Forest on Feb 11, 2021. The 210-acre 16 Springs burn located 6.5 miles north of Mayhill is designed to remove woody debris from previously thinned areas and reduce the risk of high-severity […]

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BLM plans prescribed burn in Socorro County

Between Feb. 10 and March 15,the Bureau of Land Management’s Socorro Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico State Land Office and private landowners, will be burning sacaton grass draws east of Socorro, N.M., weather permitting. Up to 1,200 acres of grass and brush will be burned in two separate burn units. One unit […]

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Spring Fire Contained: Final Update

This will be the final update for the Spring Fire unless there is a significant change. Jurisdiction: State/Private and Lincoln National ForestSize: 17 acresCause: Human Caused: Structure Fire spread to National Forest lands.Date/Time Detected: 8:30 pm Feb. 5, 2021Location: Near Hay Canyon Rd and Agua Chiquita Rd (near Sacramento, NM)Firefighting Resources: 2 Type-6 engines, numerous volunteer […]

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Spring Fire Update: 2/6/21, 9:15 am

Jurisdiction: State/Private and Lincoln National Forest Size: 17 acres Cause: Human Caused, Structure Fire Date/Time Detected: 8:30pm Feb. 5, 2021 Location: Near Hay Canyon Rd and Agua Chiquita Rd (near Sacramento, NM) Firefighting Resources: 2 Type-6 engines, numerous volunteer fire departments, miscellaneous personnel. Additional resource including personnel, a bulldozer and water tenders have been ordered and […]

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New Start-Lincoln National Forest-Spring Fire near Sacramento, NM.

The Spring Fire Jurisdiction: Private Land and Lincoln National Forest Size: 5 acres Cause: Human Caused Date/Time Detected: 8:30 pm Feb. 5, 2021 Location: Spring Canyon, near Sacramento Firefighting Resources: 2 Type-6 engines, numerous volunteer fire departments, miscellaneous personnel. Fuel Type:  Ponderosa pine, grasses Values at Risk: Structures near Sacramento Fire Update: The Spring Fire began as […]

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