Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District East Rowe Mesa Prescribed Burn planned

SANTA FE, NM – February 16, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin a prescribed burn in early March in the East Rowe […]

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Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn planned for Monday, Feb 26

SANTA FE, NM – February 16, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to conduct a two-day prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed.  Possibly starting Monday, February 26.   The […]

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Glenwood Ranger District planning a pile burn

Glenwood, NM, February 16, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning to burn the Sheridan Slash Pile in the next two weeks dependent on weather conditions. This slash pile is located on the Sheridan Ridge Road (County Road CO54) approximately seven miles south of Glenwood. This burn will take one […]

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Sandia and Mountainair Ranger Districts Plan for Prescribed Burns

Albuquerque, NM, February 12, 2018 – Fire Managers are planning to execute prescribed fires on the Sandia and Mountainair Ranger Districts this spring.  Prescribed fires are planned ignitions conducted under specific conditions to restore fire dependent ecosystems.  These fires promote forest health in many ways such as reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients, and increasing habitat […]

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SFNF – Jemez Ranger District Cebollita Prescribed Burn to Start in March

SANTA FE, NM – February 13, 2018 – For Immediate Release. To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin a broadcast prescribed burn in March in the Cebollita area to […]

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SFNF – Espanola RD Borrego Prescribed Burn to Resume Wednesday

SANTA FE, NM – February 12, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Due to favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to resume ignitions Wednesday, February 14 on the Borrego Mesa fuelwood unit to reduce the […]

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Coyote Ranger District French Mesa Prescribed Burn to Start in Spring

SANTA FE, NM – February 6, 2018 – For Immediate Release. To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) could begin ignitions as early as this spring on the French Mesa to reduce […]

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SFNF – Jemez Ranger District Slash Pit Prescribed Burn Planned for February

SANTA FE, NM – February 2, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will evaluate weather conditions between now and February 28 to burn the community slash […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – FIRST AND FINAL Fire update – “120A Fire” on Smokey Bear Ranger District

Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District – FIRST and FINAL update for the 120A Fire Fire Update – 1/30/18 – 9:15 am:  The “120A Fire” was detected shortly after 7:00 this morning.  The fire is located on Forest Service lands, just off of Road 120A on the northeastern outskirts of Ruidoso. Forest Service and Lincoln County firefighters have […]

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Espanola Ranger District Borrego Prescribed Burn to Start Tuesday

SANTA FE, NM – January 26, 2018 – For Immediate Release. To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions Tuesday, January 30 on the Borrego Mesa fuelwood unit to […]

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Jemez Ranger District Vallecitos Piles Prescribed Burn to Start Tomorrow

SANTA FE, NM – January 25, 2018 – For Immediate Release. To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions tomorrow on the Vallecitos piles to reduce the risk of […]

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Cuba Ranger District Chaparral Piles Prescribed Burn DELAYED; La Jara Piles Prescribed Burn Remains TBD

SANTA FE, NM – January 25, 2018 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) delayed ignitions on the Chaparral piles today until further notice due to weather conditions. As soon as conditions allow for the Chaparral piles prescribed burn to commence, the public will […]

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UPDATE: Cuba Ranger District Chaparral Piles Prescribed Burn May Start Tomorrow; La Jara Piles Rx TBD

SANTA FE, NM – January 24, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions tomorrow on Chaparral piles to reduce the risk of high-severity […]

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Mora County Issues Fire Restrictions – 01/20/18

The County of Mora, NM is imposing fire restrictions county wide effective immediately. The restrictions, put in place by the Mora County Commission, are due to lack of moisture and heavy fuel loads in most areas of the county. Please see the attached press release for more information. Fire Restrictions for Mora County Jan 2018 Wendy […]

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UPDATE – Dark Fire Near Cloudcroft Contained, NM – 01/22/18 – 10:25 a.m.

The Dark Fire 6 miles south of Cloudcroft, NM is now 100% contained. The approximately 7 acre fire started just before 11:30 Friday (01/19) morning on private land near Dark Canyon and Highway 130. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Wendy Mason Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator NM State Forestry Division    

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Focus Shifts on Fire in Gallinas Watershed

SANTA FE, NM – January 19, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Unseasonably dry conditions shift the focus for the Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Fire in an area located about 20 miles northwest of Las Vegas, New Mexico in the Santa Fe National Forest. “We’re simply not seeing the moisture we would normally see this time of […]

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New Fire Start – DARK Fire – Located 6 miles south of Cloudcroft, NM

New Fire Start – DARK Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 01/19/18/17  4:00 pm Jurisdiction: New Mexico State Forestry and/or Private AND Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Incident Commander:  USFS Date/Time Detected: 01/19/18  11:28 am Location: Approximately 6 miles south of Cloudcroft, NM.  Fire started near Dark Canyon and Highway 130 Lat/Long: 32 deg, 54 min, 4.04 sec X […]

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Village of Angel Fire Issues Burn Ban – 01/10/2018

Village of Angel Fire Burn Ban Beginning January 10, 2018 at 7 A.M., outside fires and open burning will be prohibited. This prohibition is due to the lack of precipitation, high winds, and the continued drying out of fuels throughout the Village of Angel Fire. (Although low temperatures and reasonable humidity minimize the risk of […]

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BLM Prescribed Burns Planned for Lincoln County, Jan.-March 2018

Beginning in late January, and continuing through March 2018, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burn operations within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area.  There are five prescribed fire units within the NCA located about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and five miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County.  The […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update for Smokey Bear Ranger District – 01/10/18, 9:00 am

Prescribed Fire Update:  January 10, 2018 – NO IGNITIONS PLANNED FOR TODAY!  Firefighters will be patrolling and monitoring the Grindstone Mesa prescribed fire project today.  Today’s weather forecast calls for higher precipitation and increased humidity which would not allow for successful ignition operations.  Firefighters will continue to evaluate weather conditions (on a daily basis) over […]

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