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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BEAR TRAP FIRE AREA CLOSURE, ROAD, and TRAIL CLOSURE, CIBOLA NATIONAL FOREST, MAGDALENA RANGER DISTRICT

Bear Trap Fire Area, Road and Trail Closure OrderMagdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Order Number 03-0728 Albuquerque, NM, May 19, 2022 – An Area, Road and Trail Closure (Order 03-0728) has been issued for National Forest System lands as described below and as depicted on the attached map as Exhibit A, within the […]

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NM State Forester Strengthens Statewide Fire Restrictions Due to Extreme Fire Danger – May 19, 2022

Today Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department Cabinet Secretary Sarah Cottrell Propst and State Forester Laura McCarthy signed a new Fire Restrictions Order (2022-02) prohibiting smoking, fireworks use, campfires, open fires, open burning, and operation of certain equipment (i.e. chainsaws, cutting torches, welders, grinders, and other similar equipment). Order 2022-02 applies to all non-municipal, non-federal, […]

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Cerro Pelado Daily Update Thursday, May 19, 2022

INCIDENT STATISTICS: Current Size: 45,605 Acres Current Containment: 74% Start Date: April 22, 2022 Cause: Unknown Total personnel: 654 The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team #3 assumed command of the Cerro Pelado Fire at 7am. Updated Forest closures: Santa Fe, Carson and Cibola National Forests have implemented closures due to extreme fire danger effective Thursday, […]

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Aviation resources aid firefighters on the Bear Trap Fire

May 19, 2022 Daily Update SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – AARON HULBURD – INCIDENT COMMANDER Acres: 19,148 acres             Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 738          Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: As firefighters continue to gain ground […]

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Black Fire Daily Update – May 19, 2022

Active Fire Behavior Continues Across the Black Fire with Red Flag Warning IssuedCommunity meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday in Truth or ConsequencesDaily Update 5/19/2022 Acres: 93,014 acres (Infrared flight Wednesday night) Location: 31 miles NW of Truth or Consequences Containment: 0% Personnel:  450  Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 Cause: Unknown, under investigation Fuels: Timber and tall grass   Announcement: […]

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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires, May 19, 2022

Acres: 303,341| Containment: 34% | Total personnel: 2,169 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 CanyonFuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass Highlights: Today there is a Red Flag Warning […]

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Incendios de Hermits Peak y Calf Canyon, 19 de mayo de 2022

[Spanish version] 19 de mayo de 2022, actualización diaria, 09:00AM Acres: 303,341| Containment: 34% | Total personnel: 2,169 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 18, 2022

Public Line: 575-249-1264 Media: 575-249-1294 Hours: 8 am – 8 pm Email: 2022.black@firenet.gov Type 2 Incident Management Team Takes Command of Black Fire Daily Update 5/18/2022 Acres: 77,529 acres (Infrared flight Tuesday night)Location: 24 miles north of MimbresContainment: 0%Personnel:  Over 250, including crews, engines, and support personnel Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022Cause: Unknown, under investigationFuels: timber, tall grass  Overview: The Southwest Area Incident Management […]

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Cerro Pelado Fire Daily Update Wednesday, May 18, 2022

INCIDENT STATISTICS: Current Size: 45,605 Acres Current Containment: 74% Start Date: April 22, 2022 Cause: Unknown Total Personnel: 824 The Great Basin Team #1 would like to welcome a new incident management team to the fire. The Rocky Mountain #3 Team is orienting today and will take over command of the fire tomorrow morning. WEATHER […]

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Firefighters make progress on control lines ahead of the Bear Trap Fire

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TEAM 4 – AARON HULBURD – INCIDENT COMMANDER May 18, 2022 Daily Update Acres: 17,122 acres Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 667 Start Date: May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: Firefighters have made significant progress on the construction of control lines ahead of the main […]

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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fire, May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022, Daily Update, 08:00AM Acres: 301,971| Containment: 34% | Total personnel: 1,958 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 Highlights: […]

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Incendios de Hermits Peak y Calf Canyon, 18 de mayo de 2022

[Spanish version] 18 de mayo de 2022, actualización diaria, 09:00AM Acres: 301,971| Containment: 34% | Total personnel: 1,958 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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Cibola National Forest to implement Forest Closure for Stage 3 Fire Restrictions effective Thursday, May 19th

Mt. Taylor, Mountainair, and Sandia Ranger Districts Order Number 03-0727 Albuquerque, NM – May 17, 2022 – Based on extreme fire danger, the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands (NF& NGs) will implement Stage 3 Forest Closure on all National Forest System lands, roads, and trails within the boundary of the Mt. Taylor, Mountainair and […]

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Santa Fe NF to Implement Forest-wide Closure Order May 19

SANTA FE, NM – May 17, 2022 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will implement a forest-wide closure order at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022, prohibiting public access across the entire 1.6-million-acre forest due to active wildfires and extreme fire danger. The closure order will remain in effect until July 18, 2022, unless […]

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Cerro Pelado Fire Daily Update Tuesday, May 17, 2022

INCIDENT STATISTICS: Current Size: 45,605 Acres Current Containment: 71% Start Date: April 22, 2022 Cause: Unknown Total Personnel: 936 WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR: Today moderate westerly and terrain driven winds are expected, and temperatures over the fire area will rise to around 80°F. Relative humidity will drop into the single digits again in the afternoon, […]

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Neighboring fires contribute smoke over the Bear Trap Fire

May 17, 2022 Daily Update Acres: 15,215 acres             Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 629          Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: A weather system moved in from the west yesterday causing smoke from the nearby Black Fire on the Gila […]

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Black Fire Update for May 17, 2022

Location of Origin: 24 miles north of Mimbres in the Gila National ForestStart date: May 13, 2022, 9 p.m. MDTSize: 56,132Percent Contained: 0%Cause: UndeterminedResources Assigned: 153 personnel, 11 crews, 3 helicopters, 5 engines, 1 water tender Closures: Partial closure in effect for portions of Forest Road 150, Forest Service Trails 708, 713, 716 Safety: Please […]

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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires, May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022, Daily Update, 08:00AM Acres: 299,565| Containment: 26% | Total personnel: 2,094 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 Highlights: […]

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