Final Cajete Fire Update June 24, 2017

Fire Information: 505.438.5300    Email: Cajetefireinfo@gmail.com Start Date: June 15, 2017 Cause: Abandoned campfire Size: 1,412 acres Containment: 96% Vegetation: Mostly ponderosa pine with some mixed conifer and aspen on north facing slopes. Resources Assigned: 120 personnel, 1 Type 3 helicopter Current Situation: Under the leadership of Type 3 Incident Commander Matt Armantrout, firefighters today are […]

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Bonita Fire June 24, 2017 Daily Update

Crews on the Bonita Fire continue rehabilitation efforts June 24, 2017 Daily Update Acres: 7,495 Start Date: June 3, 2017 Cause: Lightning Location: Bonita Canyon, 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Containment: 81% Fuels: Timber (grass and understory), brush, short grass Total personnel: 315 Bonita Fire crews continue to patrol the entire fire perimeter to […]

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Enjoy Your Weekend, Prevent a Wildfire

Smokey Bear has long been a symbol in preventing wildfires caused by people.  Take a moment with your family to review fire safety practices that will make a difference and keep you safe. Campfires are restricted in many jurisdictions in New Mexico. You can visit https://firerestrictions.us/nm/ or contact your local officials for locations.  In places […]

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Cajete Fire Update June 23, 2017

Fire Information: 505.438.5300 Email: Cajetefireinfo@gmail.com Start Date: June 15, 2017 Cause: Abandoned campfire Size: 1,412 acres Containment: 96% Vegetation: Mostly ponderosa pine with some mixed conifer and aspen on north-facing slopes. Resources Assigned: 120 personnel – 1 Type 1 Crew, 4 Type 2 crews, 2 engines, and 1 Type 3 helicopter Current Situation: Under the […]

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Gila National Forest – Corral Fire and Straw Fire – June 23, 2017 @ 1000

Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 17,029 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  Recent operations have been working to keeping fire from crossing FR 150 and monitoring fire behavior.  Wilderness District Ranger Rachelle Huddleston-Lorton stated “I am very pleased with the […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire 6/23/2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    6,577 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 69 Containment: 0% (managed for multiple […]

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Bonita Fire Daily Update June 23, 2017

Final community meeting for the Bonita Fire June 23, 2017 Daily Update Acres: 7,426 Start Date: June 3, 2017 Cause: Lightning Location: Bonita Canyon, 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Containment: 76% Fuels: Timber (grass and understory), brush, short grass Total personnel: 327 Firefighters have transitioned from an active suppression strategy to a focus on […]

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Cajete Fire Update June 22, 2017

Cajete Fire Update June 22, 2017 Fire Information: 505.438.5300 Email: Cajetefireinfo@gmail.com Start Date: June 15, 2017 Cause: Abandoned campfire Size: 1,412 acres Containment: 96% Vegetation: Mostly ponderosa pine with some mixed conifer and aspen on north facing slopes. Resources Assigned: 258 personnel – 1 Type 1 Crew, 4 Type 2 crews, 5 engines, 1 water […]

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UPDATE: Golden Fire – Santa Fe County 10:20 a.m 06/22/17

The Golden Fire off of Highway 14 and State Road 344 is 80% contained. The acreage has been reduced to 5 acres due to better mapping of the fire. Residents returned to their homes Wednesday evening. All roads are open. Today firefighters will continue to look for hot spots and mop up. The fire was […]

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Gila National Forest – Gravel Fire June 22, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  in the area of Snow Lake, Reserve Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  June 9, 2017                  Size:  2,873 acres                  Cause: Lightning Vegetation:  Short grasses, timber understory and heavy logging slash Resources:  77 personnel, including 2 Type 6 engines. Containment:  0% (managed for multiple resource objectives) Summary:  The Gravel Fire is burning on National […]

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Bonita Fire June 22, 2017 Daily Update

 Bonita Fire crews transition to rehabilitation strategy June 22, 2017 Daily Update Acres: 7,393 Start Date: June 3, 2017 Cause: Lightning Location: Bonita Canyon, 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Containment: 50% Fuels: Timber (grass and understory), brush, short grass Total personnel: 355 Yesterday on the Bonita Fire, firefighters worked on rehabilitation efforts and continued […]

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UPDATE: Golden Fire – Santa Fe County 10:00 p.m. 06/21/17

The Golden Fire off of Highway 14 and State Road 344 in Santa Fe County is holding at 15 acres. Area roads are being reopened by law enforcement and residents will soon be able to return home. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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SFNF Implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Across Entire Forest

SANTA FE, NM – June 21, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will implement forest-wide Stage 1 fire restrictions at 8:00 a.m. this Friday, June 23, 2017.  Fire danger on the forest remains high due to continued high temperatures and dry conditions. The Jemez Ranger District, where the 1,412-acre Cajete […]

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Golden Fire – Santa Fe County 5:50 p.m. 06/21/17

The Golden Fire off of HWY 14 and HWY 344 in Santa Fe County is forcing the evacuations of 150 homes in the area of Ranchitos Road in the San Pedro Mountain Area. **The Santa fe County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to report to Edgewood Elementary School*. The fire is approximately 40+ acres. It’s […]

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Cajete Fire Update: June 21 2017 8:00 a.m.

Fire Information: 505-438-5300  Email: cajetefireinfo@gmail.com Start Date: June 15, 2017 Cause: Abandoned campfire Size: 1,412 acres Containment: 96% Vegetation: Mostly ponderosa pine with some mixed conifer and aspen on the north facing slopes. Resources Assigned: 359 personnel – 3 Type 1 Crews, 4 Type 2 crews, 14 engines, 1 dozer, 4 water tenders, 2 Type […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire June 21, 2017 @ 1000

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    6,577 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Five wildland fire modules, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 96. Containment: 0% (managed for multiple […]

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Gila National Forest – Corral Fire & Straw Fire 6/21/2017

Gila West One Pager 6-21-2017Gila_NF_One_Page_East_06212017 Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 16,924 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  The fire received some precipitation and thunderstorms are expected through Thursday. Operations for the next 3-5 days included continuing to prep FR 150 […]

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Bonita Fire June 21, 2017 Daily Update

  Minimal burnout operations expected on the Bonita Fire June 21, 2017 Daily Update Acres: 7,208 Start Date: June 3, 2017 Cause: Lightning Location: Bonita Canyon, 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Containment: 50% Fuels: Timber (grass and understory), brush, short grass Total personnel: 358   The Bonita Fire continues to burn on lands administered […]

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UPDATE: Encino Fire – Rio Rancho 06/20/17 3:45 p.m.

The Encino Fire on the Westside of Rio Rancho is now 64% contained. The current acreage remains at 1,278. The New Mexico State Forestry Division is patrolling and monitoring this fire. The cause is still under investigation.

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SFNF Issues Closure Order for Cajete Fire Burn Area

SANTA FE, NM – June 20, 2017 – For Immediate Release. The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) today issued a closure order for the approximately 1,400 acres on the Jemez Ranger District burned by the Cajete Fire. The restricted area includes: all lands, roads and trails within the fire perimeter (depicted on the closure map), […]

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