New Fire Starts on Magdalena Ranger District; Tin Cup Fire and Monument Saddle Fire

Magdalena, NM; July 15, 2021: Due to afternoon and evening thunderstorms that passed through the area in the past two weeks, the Magdalena Ranger District has experienced multiple new fire starts. The largest two starts are the Tin Cup Fire and the Monument Saddle Fire. The Tin Cup Fire is located on the southwest side […]

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Gila NF: Final Update on Johnson Fire – July 9, 2021

 Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                Size: ~88918 acres    Containment: 75% Cause: Lightning                              Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Grass Summary: The Johnson Fire is approximately 88,918 acres and is burning on National Forest System lands on […]

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Call for Presentations: NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit Fall 2021

Save the date and consider responding to the call for presentations for the 2021 New Mexico Virtual Wildland Urban Fire Summit! Dates: October 28-29, 2021 Theme: Community, Resilience and Recovery Proposals Due: August 13, 2021

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Prescribed fire planned in Lincoln County (July-Sept. 2021)

Beginning this week, and continuing through September, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct prescribed fire operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County. The 714-acre Zamora slash pile unit is located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. This operation is weather dependent […]

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Cibola National Forest National Grasslands Lifts Fire Restrictions on July 6th

Albuquerque, NM – July 6, 2021 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands (NF & NGs) will lift all fire restrictions on all districts effective Tuesday, July 6, 2021. With the early arrival of the seasonal summer monsoons, accompanied by higher relative humidity and lower temperatures the fire danger has been reduced within the Cibola […]

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Gila National Forest lifts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Silver City, NM. July 6, 2021.  The Gila National Forest has lifted campfire, welding and smoking restrictions effective Tuesday, July 6 at 0800 a.m. based on the apparent arrival of the seasonal summer monsoons, accompanied by higher relative humidity’s and lower temperatures which have reduced fire danger across southern New Mexico. The forest implemented Stage […]

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SFNF Rescinds Rincon Fire Closure Order

SANTA FE, NM – July 2, 2021 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) today rescinded the Rincon Fire closure order that restricted access to a portion of the Pecos Wilderness to protect public health and safety during fire operations. The closure order went into effect on June 16.    The restricted area under the […]

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Gila NF/Wilderness Ranger District: Johnson Fire Update for July 2, 2021

 Location: Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park. 11 miles west of Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, Catron County, NM Start Date: May 20, 2021                            Size: ~88918 acres         Containment:  24% Cause: Lightning                                            Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Grass Resources: One Wildland Fire Module Summary: The Johnson Fire is approximately 88,918 acres and is burning on […]

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Gila NF: Final Update from Gila/Las Cruces IMT on Johnson Fire, June 30, 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/ Fire Phone 575-519-0103     Email:   SM.FS.GNFPAO@usda.gov  JOHNSON FIRE Location: Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest      Start Date: May 20, 2021      Size:  88918 acres           Cause:  Lightning   Vegetation:  Timber with grass understory, pinyon and juniper woodlands, scrub, and brush   Total Personnel: […]

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Santa Fe National Forest To Lift Stage 1 Fire Restrictions June 30

SANTA FE, NM – June 29, 2021 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will lift campfire, welding and smoking restrictions effective 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2021, based on the apparent early arrival of the seasonal summer monsoons, accompanied by higher relative humidities and lower temperatures which have reduced fire danger across Northern New […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 28, 2021

Monday June 28, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/ Fire Phone 575-519-0103     Email:   SM.FS.GNFPAO@usda.gov  JOHNSON FIRE Location: Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest      Start Date: May 20, 2021      Size:  88918 acres           Cause:  Lightning   Vegetation:  Timber with grass understory, pinyon and juniper woodlands, scrub, and brush   Total Personnel: […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 27, 2021

Sunday June 27, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/ Fire Phone 575-519-0103     Email:   SM.FS.GNFPAO@usda.gov  JOHNSON FIRE Location: Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest      Start Date: May 20, 2021      Size:  88420 acres           Cause:  Lightning   Vegetation:  Timber with grass understory, pinyon and juniper woodlands, scrub and brush   Total Personnel: […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 26, 2021

Saturday, June 26, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/ Fire Phone 575-519-0103     Email:   SM.FS.GNFPAO@usda.gov  JOHNSON FIRE Location: Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest      Start Date: May 20, 2021      Size:  88420 acres           Cause:  Lightning   Vegetation:  Timber with grass understory, pinyon and juniper woodlands, scrub and brush   Total Personnel: […]

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Lampbright Fire – Grant County – June 25, 2021

The Lampbright Fire, located on private land west of Mimbres in Grant County, is 100% contained. The fire burned an estimated 42 acres of pinon-juniper and grass. The fire area will be monitored for any activity in the coming days. Thunderstorms could bring the potential for flash flooding on and near the burn scar. Residents […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 25, 2021

Friday, June 25, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/ Fire Phone 575-519-0103     Email:   SM.FS.GNFPAO@usda.gov  JOHNSON FIRE Location: Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest      Start Date: May 20, 2021      Size:  88420 acres           Cause:  Lightning   Vegetation:  Timber with grass understory, pinyon and juniper woodlands, scrub and brush   Total Personnel: […]

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Gila NF: Final Update on Bullard Fire

Location: western side of Burros Mountains, in Park Canyon and Kelly Chimney Canyon, Grant County, NM Start Date: June 20, 2021        Size: ~633 acres               Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Pinyon Juniper and grass                               Total Personnel: 6           Containment: 65% Resources:  1 Type 6 engine   Summary:  The strategy for this fire was full suppression with a […]

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Lampbright Fire – Grant County – June 23, 2021

The Lampbright Fire has reached 60% containment. The 42-acre fire is burning on private land west of west of Mimbres in Grant County. Crews continue to make good progress and will patrol and mop up interior hot spots in the coming days. Structures are within one mile of the fire area. Fuels include pinon-juniper and […]

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Gila NF: Bullard Fire Update for June 23, 2021

Location: western side of Burros Mountains, in Park Canyon and Kelly Chimney Canyon, Grant County, NM Start Date: June 20, 2021        Size: ~633 acres               Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Pinyon Juniper and grass                               Total Personnel: 42        Containment: 65% Resources:  3 Type 6 engines, 1 Type 4 engine, and 1 Type 2 Initial Attack Crew Summary:  […]

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Gila NF: Johnson Fire Update for June 23, 2021

Tuesday June 23, 2021 Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at http://www.nmfireinfo.com Inciweb:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/ Fire Phone 575-519-0103     Email:   SM.FS.GNFPAO@usda.gov  JOHNSON FIRE Location: Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest      Start Date: May 20, 2021      Size:  87,798 acres          Cause:  Lightning   Vegetation:  Timber with grass understory, pinyon and juniper woodlands, scrub and brush   Total Personnel: […]

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Gila NF: Bullard Fire Update for June 22, 2021

Location: western side of Burros Mountains, in Park Canyon and Kelly Chimney Canyon, Grant County, NM Start Date: June 20, 2021        Size: ~100 acres   Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Pinyon Juniper and grass                               Total Personnel: 16         Containment: 0% Resources:  3 Type 6 engines, 1 Type 4 engine, and 1 Type 2 Initial Attack Crew Summary:  The […]

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