Simon Canyon Fire – 8/22/19

Start Date: August 21, 2019, ~5:00pm. Location and Jurisdiction: On BLM lands, north of Navajo Dam and west of Hwy 511. Cause: Lightning. Fire Size: Approximately 10 acres. Percent Contained: None reported yet. Fire Behavior: Isolated torching, creeping and low intensity fire. Fuels and Terrain: Burning in juniper and piñon tree slash in an area treated […]

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Aerial Ignitions to Occur on Triple Nickle Fire

Grants, NM; August 22, 2019 – For Immediate Release. The Triple Nickle Fire located in the San Mateo Mountains, on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District is a lightning caused fire that is being managed to meet multiple resource objectives. The fire has grown to an estimated 387 acres with approximately 100 personnel assigned. In order […]

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Slight Increase in Fire Behavior on Cueva Fire

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 21, 2019 – Outflow winds from a thunderstorm increased fire behavior on the Cueva Fire on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF), adding an additional 108 acres and moderately increasing smoke to the west and south of the fire. The SFNF took advantage of the […]

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Triple Nickle Fire – Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Cibola NF – August 21, 2019

Grants, NM; August 21, 2019 – For Immediate Release. The Triple Nickle Fire located in the San Mateo Mountains, on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District is a lightning caused fire that is being managed for resource benefit. The fire has grown to an estimated 225 acres with approximately 100 personnel assigned. In order to reduce […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Smokey Bear Ranger District- Two New Fires Contained Yesterday

Two fires were located yesterday on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest. Crews responded to the Rodeo and Robinhood Fire, which were both started by lightning. Each fire was 0.2 of an acre. The Rodeo Fire was 100% contained at 4:18 pm on August 20, 2019. The Robinhood Fire was 100% […]

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Triple Nickle Fire – Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Cibola NF – August 20, 2019

Albuquerque Zone Incident Management Type 3 Team Grants, NM; August 20, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Triple Nickle Fire, located in the San Mateo Mountains, on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, is a lightning-caused fire that is being managed for resource benefit.  The fire has grown to an estimated 216 acres with approximately 100 […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Cibola County

Beginning Aug. 21–Sept. 30, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on approximately 1,800 acres within the El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA), weather permitting.  Fire managers estimate it will take several periods of approximately two to four days to complete the project, although smoke may be […]

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BLM plans prescribed fire in Catron County

Beginning Aug. 21-Sept. 30, the Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office plans to burn piles of juniper and piñon cuttings in three locations in Catron County, weather permitting. Details on each location and size are as follows: Pietown Pile Burn – 20 acres, located one mile west of Pietown and immediately north of Highway […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/19/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  8,004 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 pm Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Values at Risk: None. Fire Update 8/19/2019: The Rawhide Fire was active over the weekend as crews conducted aerial and […]

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Triple Nickel Fire Being Managed on Mount Taylor Ranger District

Grants, NM, August 19, 2019 – Recent rains have created very favorable conditions, allowing Fire managers from the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands to manage a lightning-caused fire for resource benefit on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District.  The Triple Nickel Fire is being carefully monitored and managed as it burns naturally in the ecosystem, […]

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Final Update for the Cueva Fire Unless Significant Activity Occurs

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 17, 2019 – Following Thursday’s successful firing operations, the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has concluded all ignitions on the Cueva Fire. No future growth is expected outside the approximately 1,000-acre planning area. For the next several days crews will continue to monitor fire activity within the containment lines and […]

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Cueva Fire Completes Firing Operations, Meets Objectives

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 16, 2019 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) said today objectives for the Cueva Fire have been successfully met with yesterday’s firing operations. Ignitions have ceased, and no future growth is expected outside the approximately 1,000-acre planning area. Crews will continue to check containment lines, assess […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/16/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  2,305 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 pm Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Values at Risk: None. Firefighting Resources: 2 Engines, 1 Wildland Fire module. Total Personnel: 38 Fire Update 8/16/2019: Fire activity […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 15, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 15, 2019 – By taking advantage of today’s weather conditions, fire managers on the Cueva Fire will continue to reduce fuels on the ground by implementing firing operations east of the focus area. Fire managers have tied the Cueva Fire into the French Mesa prescribed burn conducted in 2018 and […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 14, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 14, 2019 – Today, fire managers will resume firing operations within the planning area of the Cueva Fire. An expected decrease in monsoonal thunderstorms over the next week will bring warmer, drier weather. Anticipating these more favorable conditions, fire managers will continue to assess the terrain and values at risk […]

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Conejos Fire Met Objectives, Continues to Smoke

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 13, 2019 – While the Conejos Fire on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is still putting up some smoke, primarily from a 10-acre interior pocket of mixed conifer where it continues to smolder and creep, fire managers are pleased with the outcome on 800 […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/13/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  800 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 pm Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Values at Risk: None. Firefighting Resources: 2 Engines, 1 Wildland Fire module. 30 total personnel. Fire Update 8/13/2019: Fire behavior […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 13, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 13, 2019 – Due to muddy conditions on the Cueva Fire following this weekend’s monsoonal thunderstorms, fire crews postponed firing operations yesterday. Today fire managers are monitoring conditions on the ground while looking for a window to resume firing operations. As temperatures increase in the area over the next several […]

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Lincoln National Forest- Guadalupe Ranger District- Rawhide Fire 8/12/2019

Incident Name – Rawhide Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Size:  250 Acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 pm Location: 5 miles NW of Sitting Bull Falls near Rawhide Canyon. Values at Risk: None. Firefighting Resources: 2 Engines, 20 total personnel. Fire Update 8/12/2019: The lightning-caused Rawhide Fire on the […]

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Cueva Fire Update – Aug. 12, 2019

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 12, 2019 – Monsoonal thunderstorms brought a fair amount of moisture to the Cueva Fire over the weekend. Despite rainy conditions, fire crews were able to complete over 100 acres of firing operations within the focus area. As temperatures increase in the area over the next several days, smoke from […]

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