Recreational drones near wildfires are not safe #IfYouFlyWeCant #NoDronesInFireZones

There have been multiple aircraft incursions, including drones, planes, and helicopters, on the wildfires burning in Northern New Mexico over the past several weeks. The most recent incidents took place on May 14th and 15th, 2022, on the Cerro Pelado Fire in the Jemez Mountains. We can’t stress enough how dangerous drones and other private […]

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NM Fire Information Resources

A list of official fire information resources for large wildfire incidents in New Mexico NM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Fire Resource Hotline 1-800-432-2080 for fire consequence resources or sheltering needs. NM Roads – Official Road Status for the State of NM (road closures, etc.) Map of Wildfires in NM (zoom into specific […]

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BLM Roswell issues emergency closure for Ft. Stanton-Snowy River Cave NCA and Lincoln tracts

Due to extreme fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management Roswell Field Office will temporarily close the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and Rio Bonito Acquired Lands, also known as the Lincoln tracts. The closure is effective on May 25, 2022, at 8 a.m., and will continue until further notice.   During the […]

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Phase 1 Emergency Assessment of Post-Fire Debris Flow Hazards for Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Burn Area

May 24, 2022 BAER Information: (707) 853-4243 BAER SAFETY MESSAGE: Everyone near and downstream from the burned areas should remain alert and stay updated on weather conditions that may result in heavy rains and increased water runoff. Flash flooding may occur quickly during heavy rain events-be prepared to act. Current weather and emergency notifications can […]

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Bear Trap Fire Update – May 24, 2022

Bear Trap Fire Update May 24, 2022 Acres: 26,128 acres               Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 563            Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: The California Interagency Incident Management Team 10 assumed command of the fire this morning with Incident Commander […]

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Black Fire Update – May 24, 2022

Active Fire Behavior Continues; Red Flag Warning Issued Today  Daily Update 5/24/2022  Acres: 154,911 acres  Location: 31 miles NW of Truth or Consequences Containment: 11% Personnel:  646  Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 Cause: Human caused, under investigation Fuels: Timber and tall grass Structures Lost: 2  Overview:  There is red flag warning in effect today from 12 pm-8 pm. A shift […]

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Cerro Pelado Fire Daily Update Tuesday, May 24, 2022

INCIDENT STATISTICS: Current Size: 45,605 Acres Current Containment: 85% Start Date: April 22, 2022 Cause: Unknown Total personnel: 558 WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR Temperatures will cool off a little today, with highs approaching 65 degrees and relative humidity staying in the double digits of 15-20%. Winds are forecast to be 5-17mph gusting to 25mph. Fire […]

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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires, May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022, Daily Update, 08:00AM Acres: 311,148 | Containment: 41% | Total personnel: 2957 Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Under investigation | Location: Located near Gallinas Canyon Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass […]

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Final Update: Bear Fire, Lincoln National Forest Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Bear Fire Jurisdiction: Forest Service, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 6 acres Cause: Unknown Date/Time Detected: May 23, 2022, around 5 pm. Location: Off Bear Canyon Road near where it intersects Highway 130. North of Camp of the Tall Pines. Firefighting Resources: County and Forest Service firefighting resources: 3 engines. Single Engine Airtanker. Air attack. […]

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New Fire Start: Bear Fire – Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District

Incident Name – Bear Fire Jurisdiction: Forest Service, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 3 acres Cause: Unknown Date/Time Detected: May 23, 2022, around 5 pm. Location: Off Bear Canyon Road near where it intersects Highway 130. North of Camp of the Tall Pines. Firefighting Resources: County and Forest Service firefighting resources: 3 engines. Air attack launched. Fire Update […]

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Black Fire Update – May 23, 2022

Cloud Cover to Cause Increased Smoke on Black Fire  Community Meeting will be held tonight at the Winston Country Church at 7pm Daily Update 5/23/2022  Acres: 146,679 acres  Location: 31 miles NW of Truth or Consequences Containment: 8% Personnel:  661  Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 Cause: Human caused, under investigation Fuels: Timber and tall grass Structures Lost: 2  Announcement: There will […]

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Incendios de Hermits Peak y Calf Canyon, 23 de Mayo de 2022

[Spanish version ] 23 de Mayo, 2022, Acutalización Diaria, 08:00AM Hectáreas: 311,116| Contención: 40% | Personal Total: 2,930 Fecha de inicio: Hermits Peak: 6 de abril, 2022; Calf Canyon: 19 de abril, 2022 Causa: Hermits Peak: brasas escapando fuera del fuego prescrito; Calf Canyon: Bajo investigación  Ubicación: Situado cerca del Cañón de Gallinas | Combustibles: […]

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Phase 1 Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Post-Fire BAER Soil Burn Severity Map Released

May 23, 2022 BAER Information: (707) 853-4243 PHASE 1 HERMITS PEAK – CALF CANYON POST-FIRE BAER SOIL BURN SEVERITY MAP RELEASED On May 22, 2022, BAER team specialists completed data gathering and analysis for Phase 1 of the Hermits Peak – Calf Canyon burned area. The soil burn severity (SBS) map analyzes 115,542 acres for […]

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Cerro Pelado Fire Daily Update Monday, May 23, 2022

INCIDENT STATISTICS: Current Size: 45,605 Acres Current Containment: 85% Start Date: April 22, 2022 Cause: Unknown Total personnel: 637 WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR:  Cooler temperatures will remain over the fire area for another day with highs around 65-70 degrees. Relative humidity will decrease with minimum values around 11-16% by the afternoon. Winds will be light […]

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California Team 10 to assume command of the Bear Trap Fire

May 23, 2022 Daily Update SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – AARON HULBURD – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 24,243 acres             Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 642          Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: The Southwest Area Incident Management Team […]

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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires, May 23, 2022

May 23, 2022, Daily Update, 08:00AM Acres: 311,166 | Containment: 40% | Total personnel: 2,930 Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Under investigation | Location: Located near Gallinas Canyon Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass […]

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Additional Evacuations Issued on the Black Fire – 5/22/2022 4:00 p.m.

Announcement: Effective immediately, additional evacuations have been implemented due to the Black Fire.  Evacuations: In coordination with Catron, and Sierra counties, the evacuation status for the following areas have changed: An additional portion of Area 1 has been moved to GO. Starting from Taylor Peak northeast to Kline Mountain, then east to Turkey Creek, following the Bear Creek […]

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Black Fire Public Meeting in Winston on Monday (5/23/2022) at 7 p.m.

Black Fire Public Meeting on Monday (5/23/2022) at 7 p.m.  There will be a Public Meeting for the Black Fire on Monday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at the Winston Country Church (2899 Highway 52, Winston, NM 87943). Please note, if you would like to sit during the meeting, please bring your own chair.

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Incendios de Hermits Peak y Calf Canyon, 22 de Mayo de 2022

[Spanish version] 22 de Mayo, 2022, Acutalización Diaria, 08:00AM Hectáreas: 310,016| Contención: 40% | Personal Total: 2,899 Fecha de inicio: Hermits Peak: 6 de abril, 2022; Calf Canyon: 19 de abril, 2022 Causa: Hermits Peak: brasas escapando fuera del fuego prescrito; Calf Canyon: Bajo investigación  Ubicación: Situado cerca del Cañón de Gallinas | Combustibles:  Coníferas […]

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Black Fire Daily Update – May 22, 2022

Firefighters increase containment; Cause under investigationDaily Update 5/22/2022 Acres: 130,224 acresLocation: 31 miles NW of Truth or ConsequencesContainment: 6%Personnel: 616Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022Cause: Human caused, under investigationFuels: Timber and tall grassStructures Lost: 2Overview: The Black Fire is human caused and law enforcement is Investigating. Firefighting resources have been working to suppress this fire […]

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Cerro Pelado Fire Daily Update Sunday, May 22, 2022

INCIDENT STATISTICS: Current Size: 45,605 Acres Current Containment: 81% Start Date: April 22, 2022 Cause: Unknown Total personnel: 607 WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR:  Today, temperatures are expected to remain cool with higher relative humidity. Winds are forecast to be light in the morning, increasing to 10-15mph by the afternoon. Minimal fire behavior is expected due […]

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