Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Multiple Wildfire Starts on the Magdalena Ranger District – 7/15/2018

MAGDALENA, NM, July 15, 2018 – Multiple wildfire starts were discovered from numerous thunderstorms that passed through the area on Saturday, July 14 in the Hop Canyon and Magdalena Mountain Range areas of the Magdalena Ranger District. These three fires are the Hop Fire, the Agua Fria Fire and the Bear Fire. The Hop Fire […]

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Bandelier National Monument and Valles Caldera National Preserve To Lift Fire Restrictions on Monday, July 16

Due to several days of higher humidity and rain, Bandelier National Monument and Valles Caldera National Preserve will lift fire restrictions, including backcountry closures, at 8:00 am on July 16, 2018. In addition, special use permittees and commercial use operators may resume their normal activities within the two National Park Service units. “Even though the […]

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Gila National Forest – Owl Fire Update for July 15, 2018

Acres: ~4,786                                                              Start Date: June 30, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles northeast of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)                    Total Personnel: 29 General Information: The Owl Fire began on June 30, 2018. The fire is located on Aspen Mountain and has crossed FR 209 […]

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7/14/18- Lobo Fire- Carson National Forest

Taos, NM (July 14, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  The Lobo fire was discovered on July 14 and is located approximately 2 miles east of San Cristobal on the Questa Ranger District in the Columbine Hondo Wilderness. This lightning caused fire is currently 1/4 acre burning in mixed conifer, aspen, and sub-alpine fir.  Fire managers […]

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SFNF – Aragon Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aragon Fire Start Date: July 13 Cause: Lightning Size: 5 acres Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Cloudy with thunderstorms and lightning Resources: 7 personnel on UTVs Situation: The fire is in a remote location East of Gallina Peak and West of […]

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SFNF – Sarca Fire Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarca Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 7 Cause: Lightning Size: 7 acres Location: Agua Sarca drainage area of the Pecos Wilderness – Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0%  Fuel: ponderosa pine and other mixed conifer Weather: Cloudy with rain storms approaching Situation: The fire received precipitation yesterday and rain is forecasted for […]

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SFNF – Wildhorse Fire UPDATE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wildhorse Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 8 Cause: Lightning Size: 7 acres Location: Chama Wilderness Area of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 90% Fuel: ponderosa pine, pinyon, oak brush and grass Weather: Cloudy and rainy Resources: none on scene Situation: The fire is lined and with minimal fire behavior. Due to […]

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Morris Creek Fire – Colfax County – 07/13/18

Last Update for the Morris Creek Fire Which Is 77% Contained Friday, July 13, 2018 Morris Creek Fire Information Phone: 505-476-3209 Location: 15 miles west of Miami, New Mexico, in Colfax County Start Date: June 29, 2018   Cause: Lightning Size: Approximately 1,671 Acres   Percent Contained: 77% Vegetation: Timber, closed timber litter, grass   Resources Assigned: 192 personnel […]

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7/13/18 UPDATE Sardinas Canyon Fire Temporary Closure

Update- Sardinas Canyon Fire Temporary Closure Friday, July 13, 2018 Forest Road 439 and 440 are entirely open.  Forest Road 442 from hwy 518 to Gallegos Park will open this afternoon.  Forest Road 76 and part of Forest Road 442 remains closed due to ongoing fire activities and for public safety.   Forest officials will reassess […]

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Emily Fire – Mora County – 07/13/18 – FINAL

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Gila National Forest – Pile burning Planned on Wilderness Ranger District

Mimbres, NM, July 12, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Wilderness Ranger District is planning to burn piles through the summer as weather conditions permit. The plans for the Wilderness RD pile burns include the following locations: Off Hwy 35, and Elkhorn Road, behind Desert West Auction Lake Roberts off Forest Drive and FSR 4206M Off Hwy […]

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Gila National Forest-Pile burning planned on Reserve Ranger District

Reserve, NM, July 13, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District plans district-wide pile burns, weather and fire conditions permitting. With the onset of monsoon season, the Reserve District is preparing to burn piles at various district locations. These areas will be signed and posted for public awareness.  The pile burns are […]

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Gila National Forest – Owl Fire Update for July 13, 2018

Acres: ~4,786                                                              Start Date: June 30, 2018 Cause: Lightning                                                           Location: 4 miles northeast of Saddle Mountain, Gila NF Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)                    Total Personnel: 41 General Information: The Owl Fire began on June 30, 2018. The fire is located on Aspen Mountain and has crossed FR 209 […]

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SFNF – Sarca Fire UPDATE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Start Date: July 7 Cause: Lightning Size: 7 acres Location: Agua Sarca drainage area of the Pecos Wilderness – Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0%  Fuel: ponderosa pine and other mixed conifer Weather: Cloudy with rain storms approaching Situation: Due to the combination of the fire being inside the Pecos wilderness area, […]

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Lincoln NF – Pepper Springs Fire 20 Percent Contained

Alamogordo, New Mexico (July 12, 2018) – The Pepper Springs fire on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest is now 20% contained. Despite significant rainfall over the fire the past several days, firefighters were able to conduct burnout operations along Forest Road 437. This reinforced line on the northern boundary of the […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned for Lincoln NF – Smokey Bear Ranger District

Fire managers on the Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather to conduct pile burning as early as July 16 until the end of September. The purpose of these projects is to reduce hazardous fuels following thinning […]

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BLM Albuquerque District to Rescind Restrictions Effective July 13

On July 13 at 8 a.m., the BLM Albuquerque District, in conjunction with federal partners and due to recent and forecasted precipitation, will rescind fire restrictions on district lands that fall within the following counties:  Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Sandoval, Socorro, Torrance and Valencia. Fire restrictions remain in effect for BLM-managed lands in the Farmington […]

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BLM Fire Restrictions Lifted in Southern NM

Recent moisture and increased humidity has reduced the fire danger and allowed the Bureau of Land Management to lift fire restrictions on public land in southern New Mexico, starting at 8 a.m. on July 12. The fire restrictions are terminated within the BLM Las Cruces District in Grant, Sierra, Hidalgo, Luna, Doña Ana and Otero counties.  The restrictions had been […]

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Morris Creek Fire – Colfax County – 07/12/18

Morris Creek Fire Receives Much Needed Rain Thursday, July 12, 2018 Morris Creek Fire Information Phone: (575) 383-4597  Location: 15 miles west of Miami, New Mexico, in Colfax County Start Date: June 29, 2018   Cause: Lightning Size: Approximately 1,671 Acres   Percent Contained: 60% Vegetation: Timber, closed timber litter, grass   Resources Assigned: 192 personnel Incident Commander: Dave […]

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Fire Restrictions will be lifted for Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands Effective 7/13/18

Albuquerque, NM, July12, 2018 – Monsoonal activity has increased bringing widespread precipitation across the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands.  The fire danger level has decreased substantially.  Fire restrictions will be lifted across all districts at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 13.  Please note that the Las Huertas Picnic Area and the Sandia Cave, both […]

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