Gila National Forest – Update on Buzzard Fire for June 23, 2018

Acres: 49,449                                                                                       Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 85%                                                                              Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 130  General Information:  Apache Creek Campgound will be opening today, all other closures regarding the Buzzard fire remain the same. Firefighters will continue firing operations and suppression […]

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Gila National Forest – Ranch Fire Update June 23, 2018

Acres: 370                                                                                             Start Date: June 21, 2018 Cause: Under Investigation Location: 4 miles north of Saliz Pass (Gila NF) Containment: 50%                                                                              Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 204 General Information: On Thursday, June 21 a structure fire was reported northeast of Saliz Pass. The fire crossed US Highway 180 and impacted […]

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Gila National Forest – Ranch Fire Update for June 22, 2018

Acres: ~400                                                                                  Start Date: June 21, 2018 Cause: Under Investigation                                                        Location: 4 miles north of Saliz Pass (Gila NF) Containment: 0                                                                          Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 170 General Information: On Thursday, June 21 a structure fire was reported northeast of Saliz Pass. The fire crossed US Highway 180 and impacted […]

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San Antonio Fire Command to be Transferred Back to Valles Caldera National Preserve

The combination of infrared flights and firefighters walking around the majority of the fire’s perimeter using handheld GPS devices determined the San Antonio Fire’s acreage was much less than originally estimated. The ABQ Zone Incident Management Team will transition command back to Valles Caldera National Preserve Type 4 organization tomorrow morning. As fire activity has […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Crooked Creek Fire Update

Incident Name – Crooked Creek fire 06/22/2018 Fire Update: The Crooked Creek fire is located in a remote location on the northern portion of the Guadalupe Ranger District in Crooked Canyon. More accurate mapping of the fire during a reconnaissance flight yesterday showed the fire size to be approximately 230 acres. Growth was due to wind and […]

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Carson National Forest officials thank public for compliance

 TAOS, NM – June 19, 2018 – For Immediate Release.  Carson National Forest (CNF) officials thank the general public for adhering to the forest-wide Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in effect since May 23. Forest officials continue to implement forest-wide restrictions on the 1.5 million-acre forest for public safety and forest health while in high to […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Buzzard Fire for June 22, 2018

Acres: 49,449                                                                               Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 82%                                                                      Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 140  General Information: On Wednesday, June 19 a transfer of command to the Type 3 team occurred. The Type 3 Incident Commander is Scott Jones, with Marcus […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Ranch Fire, June 21, 2018 @ 9:30 p.m.

The Ranch Fire was reported at approximately 3:15 p.m. on June 21, and appears to have begun north of Saliz Pass. The fire is approximately 300-400 acres and is now on the west side of US Hwy 180. Retardant drops earlier in the evening were very effective in protecting the Tucson Electric Power (TEP) line […]

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Cierre forestal que se implementará debido al nivel extremo de peligro de incendio

Albuquerque, NM, 21 de junio de 2018 – Se implementarán órdenes de cierre en varios distritos del Bosque Nacional Cibola y pastizales nacionales (National Grasslands) debido al peligro extremo de incendio. Los cierres prohibirán todas las actividades recreativas en los distritos de los áreas forestales Mountainair, Sandia y Mount Taylor. Los campamentos, las áreas de […]

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Fire restrictions and closures to remain in place to reduce the risk of human caused fires

Albuquerque, NM, June 19, 2018 – While some portions of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands received up to two inches of rain last weekend, it was not enough to lower the fire danger significantly. Forest fuels are quickly drying out again and the extended weather forecast calls for continued very hot and dry conditions. […]

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Gila National Forest – Ranch Fire

The Ranch Fire was reported at approximately 3: 15 p.m. on June 21 and appears to have began north of Saliz Pass. The fire is approximately 10-20 acres and has crossed US Hwy 180.  U.S. Hwy 180 is closed at Mule Creek and all the way to Reserve NM Hwy 12. Cottonwood Campground has been closed. […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Crooked Creek Fire Update

Incident Name – Crooked Creek fire 06/21/2018 Fire Update: The Crooked Creek fire, located in a remote location on the northern portion of the Guadalupe Ranger District in Crooked Canyon, is approximately 125 acres. Fire activity continues to be minimal with some smoldering, creeping and backing through brush and grass. Ground resources, which includes one Hotshot crew […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Buzzard Fire for June 21, 2018

Acres: 48,170                                                                               Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 82%                                                                      Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 140  General Information: On Wednesday, June 19 a transfer of command to the Type 3 team occurred. The Type 3 Incident Commander is Scott Jones, with Marcus […]

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San Antonio Fire Update 6/21/2018

Firefighters continue to make progress in their work to contain the San Antonio Fire that has been active over the past week. Containment is a direct action where crews remove vegetation next to the fires edge, creating a fireline. With no additional fuel to consume, the fire remains within the established fireline. Containment describes how […]

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Forest, Preserve closures still in effect despite recent rains

SANTA FE, NM – June 21, 2018 – For Immediate Release. While the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) and Valles Caldera National Preserve (Preserve) received some rain over the weekend, fire danger is still high to extreme. For the SFNF, forest conditions mean the forest-wide closure remains in effect until much more significant and widespread […]

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Gila National Forest – Buzzard Fire Update for June 20, 2018

Acres: 47,370                                                                               Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused                                                                Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF) Containment: 82%                                                                      Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory) Total Personnel: 120  General Information: On Wednesday, June 19 a transfer of command to the Type 3 team occurred. The Type 3 Incident Commander is Scott Jones, with Marcus […]

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San Antonio Fire Update: 6/20/2018

Two firefighters were injured by a falling tree while working on the San Antonio Fire yesterday afternoon. Fire personnel responded quickly to the incident, and patients were airlifted to an area hospital. The firefighters’ injuries were evaluated and treated by medical staff at the hospital. Both firefighters were released from the hospital following treatment early […]

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Carson National Forest officials thank public for compliance

TAOS, NM – June 19, 2018 – For Immediate Release. Carson National Forest (CNF) officials thank the general public for adhering to the forest-wide Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in effect since May 23. Forest officials continue to implement forest-wide restrictions on the 1.5 million-acre forest for public safety and forest health while in high to […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Crooked Creek Fire Update

Incident Name – Crooked Creek fire 06/19/2018 Fire Update: The Crooked Creek fire, located in a remote location on the northern portion of the Guadalupe Ranger District in Crooked Canyon, is approximately 100 acres. Fire activity is minimal and burning within the current perimeter with some smoldering, creeping and backing through brush and grass. No additional growth […]

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