Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update 8/20/17 7:00 pm – Smokey Bear District

Prescribed Fire Update:  August 21, 2017  7:00 pm – Today, firefighters treated 208 acres on the West Mountain prescribed fire project, bringing the total number of acres treated (over the past two months) to 1,070, which was the goal for this project. They will be patrolling and monitoring the area for the next few days, […]

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Ojitos Fire on SFNF Provides Opportunity to Use Fire for Resource Benefit

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 16, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) continue to monitor the lightning-caused Ojitos Fire on the Coyote Ranger District with a focus on using low-intensity fire on the ground to achieve multiple resource benefits. The 330-acre Ojitos Fire is on the boundary […]

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Smokey Bear Celebrates 73 Years Today

New Mexico is the home of Smokey Bear and we want to wish him a happy birthday! Check out the true story of Smokey and the history of the fire prevention campaign. You can visit the Smokey Bear Historical Park in Capitan, NM to learn more!  

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Santa Fe NF Declares Cow Fire Out

SANTA FE, NM – August 7, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest called the lightning-caused Cow Fire out today at noon. The fire started on July 18th in slash and dead and down timber within the burn scar of the 2000 Viveash […]

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1860 Fire is 100 Percent Contained

Fire managers have been monitoring the lightning-caused 1860 Fire since it started on July 18. As of August 3, the fire had slowly increased to 80 acres. After a large rainfall event over the fire area on July 30th, a decision was made to suppress the fire.  Full suppression began on Tuesday, August 1st and […]

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Fire Crews Complete Operations on Peggy Fire – Santa Fe National Forest

SANTA FE, NM – July 31, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest completed operations on the Peggy Fire on the Jemez Ranger District over the weekend, using a lightning strike on July 18 to return beneficial fire to the fire-adapted landscape on Peggy Mesa approximately 2 miles northwest […]

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Peggy Fire Update July 28, 2017

Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: 728 acres Location: Peggy Mesa, approximately 2 miles northwest of Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, piñon, juniper and oak scrub brush Current Situation: Yesterday morning’s higher humidities followed by […]

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1860 Fire Will Continue to be Monitored

Start date:  Tuesday, July 18 Cause:  Lightning Location:  Canjilon Ranger District, Pinabete Mocho area, east of Forest Road 137, south of Lopez Canyon, north of Forest Road 636, and west of Laguna Pinabete Mocho Size:  71 acres Growth Potential:  low to moderate Resources:  7 personnel Vegetation:  Primarily ponderosa pine with pinyon/juniper and grass understory Fire […]

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Peggy Fire Update – July 27, 2017

Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: 715 acres Location: Peggy Mesa, approximately 2 miles northwest of Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, piñon, juniper and oak scrub brush Current Situation: Fire crews continue to manage the […]

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Braided Cave Fire

National Park Service firefighters still monitoring several lightning ignited wildfires at El Malpais National Monument

National Park Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that the two lightning caused fires are still being monitored within El Malpais National Monument. Both fires are surrounded by lava and burning within ponderosa forests with needles and grassy vegetation. However, firefighters will take action if needed. The Braided Cave Fire is located in the southwest corner of El Malpais […]

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Peggy Fire Update: July 26, 2017

Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning struck a single standing dead tree (snag) with fire subsequently spreading into surrounding dead and down timber and brush Size: 593 acres Location: Peggy Mesa, approximately 2 miles northwest of Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe […]

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Cow Fire Update July 25, 2017

Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning struck a single standing dead tree (snag) Size: 7 acres Location: On the Pecos Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, about 6 miles northeast of the village of Pecos near Cow Creek Vegetation: The fire is in the […]

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Peggy Fire Update, July 25, 2017

Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning struck a single standing dead tree (snag) with fire subsequently spreading into surrounding dead and down timber and brush Size: 462 acres Location: Peggy Mesa, approximately 2 miles northwest of Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe […]

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Cow Fire Update

July 24, 2017 Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning struck a single standing dead tree (snag) Size: 3.5 acres Location: On the Pecos Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, about 6 miles northeast of the village of Pecos near Cow Creek Vegetation: The fire […]

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Carson National Forest Continues to Monitor 1860 Fire

Start date:  Tuesday, July 18 Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson NF, Canjilon Ranger District, Pinabete Mocho area.  Approximately 4.5 miles east/southeast of the community of Canjilon; east of U.S. Highway 84, east of Forest Road 137 Size:  50 acres Growth Potential:  low to moderate Resources:  Two Type 6 engines with 6 personnel Vegetation:  Primarily ponderosa pine […]

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Peggy Fire Update: July 24, 2017 Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest

Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning struck a single standing dead tree (snag) with fire subsequently spreading into surrounding dead and down timber and brush Size: 352 acres Location: Peggy Mesa, approximately 2 miles northwest of Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Vegetation: Piñon pines, juniper, ponderosa […]

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Pile burning in El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – National Park Service Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be burning wood piles in El Malpais National Monument starting Monday, July 24, 2017. Burning may continue intermittently through August 31, 2017 as weather and fuel conditions permit. These wood piles are located along the west side of […]

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National Park Service firefighters monitoring several lightning ignited wildfires at El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – National Park Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that there are several lightning caused fires currently being monitored within El Malpais National Monument. Both fires are in remote locations surrounded by lava and burning within ponderosa forests with needles and grassy vegetation. Firefighters will take action if conditions change. The Braided Cave Fire was […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed fire update – 7/23/17 4:00 pm – 170 acres treated today on Carissa project on Sacramento District

Prescribed Fire Update – 7/23/17  4:00 pm – Firefighters have completed ignition operations for today (7/23) on the Carissa project.  They were able to treat 170 acres today (7/23). Prescribed Fire Update – 7/23/17  12:30 pm – Ignitions are underway on the Carissa prescribed fire project on the Sacramento District.  Smoke may be visible as firefighters ignite slash piles. […]

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July 23, 2017 Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning struck a single standing dead tree (snag). The fire subsequently spread into surrounding dead and down timber and brush. Size: 256 acres Location: Peggy Mesa, approximately 2 miles northwest of the Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Vegetation: […]

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