Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go! Always check with the local agency for current fire restrictions before visiting public lands.  For more information, call the Fire Restrictions Hotline: 1-877-864-6985. BeSafe.org Outdoor Safety Tips from Smokey Bear Campfire Safety Backyard Burning Equipment Maintenance Tips for Enjoying the Outdoors Safely During Fire Season Fire Danger Descriptions Grilling Safety Tips One Less Spark, One Less […]

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Fire Update – Gila National Forest – Good Fire – July 4, 2020

Location: 1 1/2 miles Southwest of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument                   Start Date:  June 28, 2020                  Cause:  Lightning     Size:  ~17,58862 acres Vegetation:   Timber, Tall Grass, Brush                                  Containment: 60% Strategy/Summary: This lightning-caused fire is burning on National Forest System lands in the Gila Wilderness. Fire crews have successful stopped the forward spread of the northeast section of […]

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Gila National Forest – Fire Update – Cub Fire – July 4, 2020

Location:  Approximately 1-mile northeast of Cub Mountain, near the West Fork of the Gila River, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest.        Start Date:  June 28, 2020                  Cause:  Lightning        Size:  ~2,232 acres Vegetation:  grass, brush, and multiple snags Strategy/Summary: The Cub Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Vics Peak Fire Containment Increases

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 11,713 acres, with 98 personnel assigned. A local district fire management team will begin today managing the Vics Peak Fire. The chance for moderate fire weather conditions will continue […]

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Gila National Forest – Fire Update – Tadpole Fire – July 4, 2020

Location:  5 miles north of Pinos Altos, NM                       Size:  ~ 11,159 acres Start Date:  June 06, 2020                                                  Cause:  Lightning            Vegetation:  Trees and Brush                                                     Containment: 70% Strategy/Summary:   The Tadpole Fire has not advanced in the last few days. Interior smokes are being monitored by fire crews. Crews continue to monitor fire lines and […]

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Vics Peak Fire Transitioning Back to Local Type 4 Organization Tomorrow

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 11,713 acres, with 124 personnel assigned. The chance for fire weather conditions will continue its downward trajectory into the weekend. The potential for fire growth has […]

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Containment Climbs as Moisture Moves in on Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 11,463 acres, with 172 personnel assigned. The chance for fire weather conditions will continue its downward trajectory over the next four days. The potential for fire […]

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Gila National Forest – Fire Update – Cub Fire – July 1, 2020

Location: Approximately 1-mile northeast of Cub Mountain, near the West Fork of the Gila River, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest.Start Date: June 28, 2020 Cause: Lightning Size: ~535 acresVegetation: grass, brush, and multiple snags Strategy/Summary: The Cub Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest. The […]

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Gila National Forest – Fire Update – Tadpole Fire July 1, 2020

Location:  5 miles north of Pinos Altos, NM Start Date:  June 06, 2020            Cause:  Lightning             Size:  ~ 11,159 acres Vegetation:  Trees and Brush                                             Containment: 70% Strategy/Summary: The southern end of the Tadpole Fire remains active with smoldering fire behavior. Fire crews are working in close coordination with a helicopter equipped with a bucket of […]

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Gila National Forest – Fire Update – Good Fire July 1, 2020

Location: 1 1/2 miles Southwest of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument                                           Start Date:  June 28, 2020               Cause:  Lightning             Size: ~17,200acres Vegetation:   Timber, Tall Grass, Brush                                              Containment: 53% Strategy/Summary: This lightning-caused fire is burning on National Forest System lands in the Gila Wilderness. Fire crews are successfully working in coordination with a helicopter to construct hand line […]

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Gila National Forest – Fire Update Cub Fire July 1, 2020

Location:  Approximately 1-mile northeast of Cub Mountain, near the West Fork of the Gila River, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest.        Start Date:  June 28, 2020                          Cause:  Lightning             Size:  ~535 acres Vegetation:  grass, brush, and multiple snags Strategy/Summary: The Cub Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila […]

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Vics Peak Fire 18% Contained, Holds Through Critical Fire Weather

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 10,624 acres, with 172 personnel assigned. Fire behavior continues to be active, mainly within the interior, and it will likely continue to produce heat until the […]

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Vics Peak Fire 3% Contained, Uptick in Fire Activity from Recent Weather

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 9,924 acres, with 173 personnel assigned. Yesterday’s critical fire weather led to more active fire behavior. Most of the elevated fire activity was to the north, […]

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Observe Firework Restrictions to Prevent Wildfires

As you celebrate this Independence Day, remember that fireworks are prohibited on all federal lands and many other jurisdictions in New Mexico. Check with your local fire department and at firerestrictions.us/nm.   With the dry conditions we’re experiencing, it only takes one spark for the entire holiday to go up in smoke! #PreventWildfires #NMFire #RecreateResponsibly

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Winsor Ridge Fire Update

June 29, 2020 Start date: June 26, 2020 Cause: Under investigation Size: 2.3 acres Location: Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) approximately 1.7 miles from the Winsor Ridge Trailhead at Cowles and approximately 20 miles north of Pecos Containment: 100% Fuels: Heavy fuels with a high concentration of dead and […]

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Specialists Improve Weather and Fire Behavior Predictions on Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 9,293 acres (3% contained), with 191 personnel assigned. Firefighters have been anticipating the critical fire weather conditions forecast for today. A Long-Term Analyst has been working […]

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Gila National Forest – New Fire – Cub Fire – June 28, 2020

Cub Fire Update Silver City, NM, June 28, 2020 Start Date: 6/28 Cause: Lightning Size: Approx. 15 acres Strategy:  Full suppression- utilizing confine/contain tactics Location:  Wilderness District, Gila Wilderness, Approx. 1 mile NE of Cub Mountain, west fork of the Gila River Fuels:  Burning in grass, brush, and multiple snags- within Whitewater-Baldy fire scar Summary: […]

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Winsor Ridge Fire Update

June 28, 2020, 1:30 P.M. Start date: June 26, 2020 Cause: Under investigation Size: 2.3 acres Location: Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) approximately 1.7 miles from the Winsor Ridge Trailhead at Cowles and approximately 20 miles north of Pecos Containment: 100% Fuels: Heavy fuels with a high concentration of […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Tadpole Fire for June 28, 2020

TADPOLE FIRE Location:  12 miles north of Silver City             Start Date: June 6, 2020                        Cause:  Lightning                                             Total Personnel: 52                 Containment:  50%                                         Size:  11,159 acres       Vegetation:  Timber with grass understory, brush, and chaparral Incident Commander:  Robbie Gallardo ICT3 SUMMARY:  The Tadpole Fire, was ignited by lightning and reported on June 6. The […]

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Crews Prepare for Critical Fire Weather Expected Monday on Vics Peak Fire

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since June 15, has grown to 8,886 acres, with 194 personnel assigned. Ground resources continue to hold and improve containment lines with help from aerial operations as weather allows. Today, air operations […]

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SFNF Issues Closure Order for Winsor Ridge Fire

SANTA FE, NM – June 28, 2020 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) today issued a closure order for recreation sites, Forest Service roads and trails, and areas within the Pecos Wilderness impacted by the Winsor Ridge Fire. The closure order protects  public health and safety during fire operations. The closure order is in […]

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