SFNF – Sarca Fire Final Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarca Fire Final UPDATE Start Date: July 7 Cause: Lightning Size: 188 acres Location: Agua Sarca drainage area of the Pecos Wilderness – Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 90% Fuel: ponderosa pine and other mixed conifer Resources: 4 personnel Weather: 70% chance rain tonight and 70% tomorrow with possible lightning Situation: Fire […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update – 100 percent contained

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 4,150 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Containment: 100% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rain forecasted through the weekend Resources: 5 personnel, one engine Situation: The fire received moderate precipitation yesterday. Firefighters are currently conducting mop up […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update – Part of FR 376 opens for public access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Part of Forest Road 376 Opens for Public Access Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 4,150 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Containment: 75% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rainy today with more forecasted over the weekend Resources: 8 personnel, one engine Situation: […]

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SFNF – Penasco Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Penasco Fire Update Start Date: August 8 Cause: Lightning Size: 12 acres Location: Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuels: Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer Weather: Partly cloudy, light winds Resources: 0 Situation: The Penasco Fire is in the Rio Chama Wilderness near the 2017 Ojitos Fire […]

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Fire activity on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District decreasing

GRANTS, NM; August 8, 2018 – For Immediate Release –The Pecos Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands is scheduled to be transitioned back to local fire management on Friday, August 10, 2018. The Team was brought on to manage the Mariposa […]

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SFNF – Sarca Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarca Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 7 Cause: Lightning Size: 178 acres Location: Agua Sarca drainage area of the Pecos Wilderness – Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 60% Fuel: ponderosa pine and other mixed conifer Resources: Monitoring from the ground Weather: 60% chance rain tonight and 70% tomorrow with possible lightning Situation: […]

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Cerro Fire Update 8/9/18

The lightning caused Cerro fire continues to burn on BLM managed lands southwest of Grants, N.M. The fire is currently 30 acres in size and being managed by local BLM and New Mexico State Forestry resources. Firefighters continue with prep work adjacent to private property and along the Continental Divide Trail.  The BLM plans on […]

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SFNF – Penasco Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Penasco Fire Start Date: August 8 Cause: Unknown Size: 5 to 10 acres Location: Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Resources: 0 Situation: The Penasco Fire is in a remote area of the Rio Chama Wilderness in the 2017 Ojitos Fire burn scar. The fire is approximately […]

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Pile Burning Continues on Lincoln National Forest

The Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest plans to burn slash piles near the community of White Oaks August 9-11 depending on the weather.  They may burn up to 240 acres of dozer piled pinon/juniper trees located along Jicarilla Road/Forest Road 72, 1-3 miles east of White Oaks.  The purpose of this […]

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Lightning Caused Wildfires across the Forest

Taos, NM (August 7, 2018) – For Immediate Release. Lightning-caused wildfires are a common occurrence during the monsoon season. Recent lighting storms started two new wildfires on the Carson National Forest. These fires are minimal in size and monsoon moisture is expected to continue in the area so growth potential is expected to be minimal. […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 4,150 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Containment: 75% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rain is forecasted this week Resources: 25 personnel Situation: Containment lines are holding and interior pockets continue to burn. Firefighters continue to monitor […]

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Cerro Fire Update, BLM Rio Puerco Field Office

Lightning from a storm on Sunday, August 6, started the Cerro Fire on Bureau of Land Management lands southwest of Grants, N.M.  The fire is currently 20 acres in size and being managed by local BLM resources. The fire is burning in piñon and juniper woodlands and ponderosa pine forest.  No homes or structures are […]

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Mariposa fire final update

             Media Contact: Nick Smokovich PIO  575-937-0839 Mariposa Fire Update for Mt. Taylor Ranger District Grants, NM; August 6, 2018 – For Immediate Release: Sunday the 5th significant rain fell on the fire. Fire size remains at 895 acres. 50% contained Started by lightning on Sunday 7/29 on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Cibola National […]

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Mariposa fire Update 8.5.18

Grants, NM; August 5, 2018 – For Immediate Release: Started by lightning on Sunday 7/29 on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Cibola National Forest. 87 Multi-agency firefighters are on this incident, including NM State Forestry, NM-IWC Inmate Crews, Bernalillo, Sandoval and Valencia Counties, US Forest Service, BIA, BLM, Zuni, Ramah and Acoma Crews, Cities of […]

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Mariposa fire update 8/4/18

        Media Contact: Nick Smokovich PIO  575-937-0839 Mariposa and Local Fire Updates  Mt. Taylor Ranger District Grants, NM; August 4, 2018 – For Immediate Release: Lightning storm on Sunday 7/29 ignited multiple small fire starts around the Mt. Taylor Ranger District. 119 Multi-agency firefighters responded to these fires including NM State Forestry, NM-IWC Inmate Crews, […]

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SFNF – Aragon Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aragon Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 12 Cause: Lightning Size: 503 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 100% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rain is forecasted through today, then a drying trend with above normal temperatures, until another round of predicted rain arrives later next week Resources: […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 4,150 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Containment: 66% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rain is forecasted through today, then a drying trend with above normal temperatures, until another round of predicted rain arrives later next week […]

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Mariposa fire update 8/3/18

Mariposa Fire Update on Mt. Taylor Ranger District Grants, NM; August 3, 2018 – For Immediate Release –Lighting from a storm on Sunday 7/29 started multiple wildfire’s around the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Mariposa is the largest of these. The Pecos Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team from southeast New Mexico’s is assisting in the […]

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Mariposa Fire update 8/2/18

Grants, NM; August 2, 2018 – For Immediate Release –Lighting from a storm on Sunday 7/29 started multiple wildfire’s around the Mt. Taylor Ranger District.  One lighting strike hit between Guadalupe Spring and Mariposa Water Tank, it is in a remote location and with fire weather conditions experienced Monday the Mariposa wildfire quickly became too […]

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SFNF – Venado Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 3,582 Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Containment: 66% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Rain forecasted throughout the week Resources: 152 personnel. Situation: The fire is in steep terrain with limited access on Mesa Venado and an adjacent […]

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