Carson National Forest officials thank public for compliance

TAOS, NM – June 19, 2018 – For Immediate Release. Carson National Forest (CNF) officials thank the general public for adhering to the forest-wide Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in effect since May 23. Forest officials continue to implement forest-wide restrictions on the 1.5 million-acre forest for public safety and forest health while in high to […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Crooked Creek Fire Update

Incident Name – Crooked Creek fire 06/19/2018 Fire Update: The Crooked Creek fire, located in a remote location on the northern portion of the Guadalupe Ranger District in Crooked Canyon, is approximately 100 acres. Fire activity is minimal and burning within the current perimeter with some smoldering, creeping and backing through brush and grass. No additional growth […]

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San Antonio Fire Update: Rains Not Sufficient to Lift Fire Restrictions and Closures

Fire officials want to stress that the rains received a couple of days ago were not enough to lift the Stage III fire restrictions and closures within the Jemez Mountain area. It typically takes several rain events before the moisture saturates the ground enough to allow the vegetation to restore its dehydrated system. In others […]

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Gila National Forest moves from Stage 2 Fire Restrictions back to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective immediately

Silver City, NM, June 18, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest is rescinding the order for Stage 2 Fire Restrictions and moving to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective immediately. In addition, Fire Danger has been modified down to Very High from Extreme. Campfire and smoking restrictions will be re-implemented on the Gila National Forest […]

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Drying Trend Poses Risk – San Antonio Fire Update

Although the much needed rain aided the firefighting efforts, it was short lived as a drying trend is predicted for the next week. With an increase in temperature and lowering of humidity, roads and vegetation are drying, which may contribute to higher fire activity. Yesterday’s reconnaissance flight indicated multiple spot fires on the northwest perimeter […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Fire Update – “Crooked Creek Fire” – Guadalupe Ranger District

Incident Name – Crooked Creek fire 06/18/2018 Fire Update: The Crooked Creek fire, located in a remote location on the northern portion of the Guadalupe Ranger District in Crooked Canyon, is approximately 100 acres. Growth in acreage is due to more accurate mapping of the fire’s perimeter by ground resources. Fire activity is minimal with some smoldering, […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire Update for June 18, 2018

Command of Buzzard Fire Transfers to Local Type 3 Team on Wednesday June 18, 2018 Daily Update This will be the last update from the Gila Las Cruces Type 3 Team   Acres: 47,370                                                                Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                       Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 82%                                                         Fuels: Timber (litter, […]

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San Antonio Fire – Ways You Can Help

We greatly appreciate the support and generosity of our neighboring communities! The Albuquerque Zone Incident Management Type 3 Team’s  focus is on the mission of fire suppression while keeping firefighter and public safety our number one priority. Our wildland fire crews are well equipped and cared for. After many donation inquiries, here’s a list of […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Fire Update – “Crooked Creek Fire” – Guadalupe Ranger District

Incident Name – Crooked Creek fire Fire Update: The Crooked Creek fire, located in a remote location on the northern portion of the Guadalupe Ranger District in Crooked Canyon, experienced little to no growth overnight and is approximately 55 acres. Fire activity is minimal with some smoldering. The fire received spotty precipitation yesterday. Due to […]

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Rain Provided Relief for San Antonio Fire

Yesterday’s rain aided firefighting efforts and kept the San Antonio Fire at 495 acres. The lightning-caused fire is located within the northwest area of Valles Caldera National Preserve. Fire activity was moderate with spots of creeping flames and smoldering timber. The historic cabin within the fire perimeter and the weather station and natural gas pipeline […]

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June 17 – Ute Park Fire Final Update

Acres: 36,740 acres (26,387 acres on Philmont Scout Ranch) Percent Containment: 97% Start Date: May 31, 2018, 2:10pm Cause: Unknown, under investigation Jurisdiction: New Mexico, State and Private Land Fuels: grass, piñon-juniper and ponderosa pine Origin Location: Near Highway 64 in Ute Park, NM, between Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Resources: 59 personnel, 2 crews, […]

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June 17- Cottonwood Fire Final Update

Final Update Cottonwood Fire – June 17, 2018 Acres: 310 acres Percent Containment: 80% Start Date: June 14, 2018 Cause: Unknown Jurisdiction: Private Fuels: Grass, brush, timber Origin Location: Vermejo Ranch area, Raton, New Mexico, 12 miles north of Cimarron, New Mexico Latitude: 36.44 35 Longitude: -104 55.07 Resources: 2 crews, 2 engines, 4 overhead Yesterday firefighters took advantage of the precipitation over the fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire Update for June 17, 2018

Firefighters Face Warmer and Drier Weather on Sunday June 17, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 47,370                                                                Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                       Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 74%                                                         Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 254                                                                 General Information:  Light showers, increased humidity and cooler temperatures put a damper […]

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Moisture Slows the San Antonio Fire

The lightning-caused San Antonio Fire on Valles Caldera National Preserve has grown to 495 acres and is located within the northwest area of the preserve between Valle San Antonio and the northern boundary. Firefighters were able to establish hand line along the north and southwestern flanks of the fire. In addition, air support dropped retardant […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Fire Update – “Crooked Creek Fire” Guadalupe Ranger District

Incident Name – Crooked Creek fire 06/16/2018 Fire Update: The Crooked Creek fire (previously named Crooked fire) was detected June 15, 2018 at approximately 11:16 am in Crooked Canyon in a remote location on the northern portion of the Guadalupe Ranger District. The fire grew to approximately 50 acres overnight. Due to the remote location and rough […]

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Officials commend public for compliance during closure; Violators can expect citations

SANTA FE, NM – June 16, 2018 – For Immediate Release. Santa Fe National Forest (Forest) officials thank the general public for adhering to the forest-wide closure in effect since June 1. Forest officials implemented the forest-wide closure to prohibit public access to the 1.6 million-acre forest for public safety and forest health while in […]

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June 16 – Cottonwood Fire Daily Update

Firefighters Continue Efforts to Contain Cottonwood Fire  Cottonwood Fire – June 16, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 310 acres Percent Containment: 15% Start Date: June 14, 2018 Cause: Unknown, under investigation Jurisdiction: Private Fuels: Grass, brush, timber Origin Location: Vermejo Ranch area, Raton, NM, 12 miles north of Cimarron, NM Latitude: 36.44 35 Longitude: -104 55.07 Resources: 5 crews, 2 helicopter, 4 engines, 5 overhead This […]

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June 16- Ute Park Fire Daily Update

Inclement Weather Expected Ute Park Fire – June 16, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 36,740 acres (26,387 acres on Philmont Scout Ranch)         Percent Containment: 97% Start Date: May 31, 2018, 2:10pm Cause: Unknown, under investigation Jurisdiction: New Mexico, State and Private Land Fuels: grass, piñon-juniper and ponderosa pine Origin Location: Near Highway 64 in Ute Park, […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire – Update for June 16, 2018

Cooler Temperatures and Higher Humidity Have Decreased Fire Activity June 16, 2018 Daily Update Acres: 47,370                                                                Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                       Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 74%                                                         Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 274                                                                   General Information: More moisture continues to move over the fire […]

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