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Lincoln National Forest – 8/25/16 8 pm Prescribed Fire Update – Ignitions to resume on Friday, 8/26

Prescribed Fire operations continue on the Smokey Bear Ranger District.  8/25/16   8:00 pm Prescribed Fire Update:  Ignitions will resume on Friday, 8/26 on the piles that are located in the vicinity of the Smokey Bear Ranger Station, 901 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, along Cedar Creek road.  Three groups of hand-piled slash will be treated with prescribed fire.  Target dates for […]

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Cuerno Fire to Proceed with Management to Meet Multiple Objectives (Santa Fe NF)

August 20, 2016 Location:  13 miles southeast of Coyote and                    Size:  36 acres               10 miles southwest of Abiquiu on top of La Mesita del Cañoncito Seco Start Date:  Aug. 1, 2016                                             Structures Threatened:  None Cause:  Lightning                                                         Percent Contained:  0% Objectives:  Mitigate the risk of future high-intensity destructive wildfires that could potentially devastate the […]

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Lincoln National Forest – FINAL UPDATE 8/18/16 6 pm – Lawyer Fire 90% Contained

Lawyer Fire 8/18/16 – 6:00 pm Fire Update – The Lawyer Fire is now 90% contained.  Firefighters expect to increase containment over the next couple of days.    This will be the LAST UPDATE, UNLESS, there is a significant change to report. 8/17/16 – 7:30 pm Fire Update – No change to report on the Lawyer Fire today.  Next […]

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Cuerno Fire Continues to Slowly Consume Ground Fuels (Santa Fe NF)

August 17, 2016 Location:  13 miles southeast of Coyote and                  Size:  33 acres              10 miles southwest of Abiquiu on top of La Mesita del Cañoncito Seco Start Date:  Aug. 1, 2016                                          Structures Threatened:  None Cause:  Lightning                                                     Percent Contained:  0% Objectives:  Mitigate the risk of future high-intensity destructive wildfires that could potentially devastate the […]

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Santa Fe National Forest Monitors Cuerno Fire for Point Protection, Multiple Objectives

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 16, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire crews on the Santa Fe National Forest are managing the lightning-caused Cuerno Fire on the Coyote Ranger District under a combination of monitoring and confinement strategies while managers consider a plan to capitalize on the natural ignition to achieve multiple objectives on the […]

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Firing Operations on Virgin Fire Cancelled Because of Rain (Santa Fe NF)

August 14, 2016 Location:  Virgin Mesa Jemez Ranger District                      Size:  90 acres Two miles SW of Jemez Springs Start Date:  July 24, 2016                                                       Structures Threatened:  None Cause:  Lightning                                                                    Percent Contained:  100% Summary:   Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest have decided to cancel plans to conduct firing operations on the Virgin Fire. A significant […]

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Preparation Work Continues on Virgin Fire (Santa Fe NF)

  Jemez Springs, NM – Aug. 14, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Minimal fire activity was observed on the Virgin Fire in the last 24 hours due in part to higher humidity.  The fire continues to slowly creep and smolder and is now 78 acres. Fire crews completed preparing a significant amount of fire line […]

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Additional Fire Resources Ordered for Virgin Fire (Santa Fe NF)

Jemez Springs, NM – Aug. 13, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Management of the Virgin Fire has transferred from the Jemez Ranger District to a Type 3 Incident Management Team under Incident Commander (IC) Randy Prewitt.  Additional fire resources will arrive over the next few days. The Virgin Fire is currently at 72 acres and […]

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Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger dips to LOW

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – As the summer temperatures begin to taper off and we receive more frequent pulses of rain showers over the general area, the fire danger lessens on the Lincoln National Forest.  Effective Monday, August 15, 2016, all Forest-wide fire danger rating signs will display the LOW adjective.  The LOW fire danger […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Haynes Fire – 8/9/16 9:15 pm Fire Update

Haynes Fire 8/9/16  9:15 pm FIRE UPDATE:  No change to report on the Haynes Fire.  Next update will be provided Wednesday (8/10/16). INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 8/9/16  3:45 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 8/9/16  9:18 am Location: Approximately 2 miles southwest of Cloudcroft, NM, on the west side of Sunspot Highway. Lat/Long: […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Fox Fire – 8/9/16 9:15 pm FINAL UPDATE

8/9/16 – 9:15 pm Fire Update – the Fox Fire was contained and controlled on 8/7/16 at 9:53 am.  There was no additional growth reported.  This is the FINAL UPDATE for the Fox Fire. New Fire Start – Fox Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 8/6/16  10:30 am Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 8/5/16 1:47 […]

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Cedar Springs Prescribed Burn Planned on Cuba Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 9, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the Cedar Springs prescribed burn on the Cuba Ranger District sometime between Sept. 5 and Oct. 1, 2016.  That window is dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and […]

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Santa Fe National Forest Prepares to Manage Virgin Fire for Multiple Objectives

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 9, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest today hope to begin operations to expand the lightning-caused Virgin Fire on the Jemez Ranger District to achieve multiple objectives on the landscape. Lightning struck the southern end of Virgin Mesa two miles southwest of Jemez […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Appletree Fire – 8/8/16 9:15 pm FIRST AND FINAL FIRE UPDATE

New Fire Start – Appletree Fire FIRST AND FINAL FIRE UPDATE: 8/8/16 9:15 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 8/8/16 2:58 pm Location: Approximately 8 miles northwest of Timberon, NM, near Sacramento Lookout. Lat/Long: 32 deg, 44 min, 37.71 sec X 105 deg, 45 min, 17.28 sec Legal Description: T18S, R12E, […]

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Hoosier Fire – 8/6/16 5:15 pm FIRST AND FINAL FIRE UPDATE

New Fire Start – Hoosier Fire FIRST AND FINAL FIRE UPDATE: 8/6/16 5:15 pm Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 8/6/16 10:04 am Location: Approximately 7 miles southwest of Weed, NM, on the ridge near Aqua Chiquita Canyon. Lat/Long: 32 deg, 46 min, 12.07 sec X 105 deg, 37 min, 23.52 sec […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Sandoval County

Throughout the month of August, weather permitting, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office will be conducting a prescribed burn that includes approximately 20 acres along the Perea Nature Trail in the Rio Salado Riparian Area. The area is comprised of salt cedar and Russian olive, and is approximately 1 mile south […]

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BLM Albuquerque District Lifts Fire Restrictions (8 Counties and 2.5 Million Acres Effected)

  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Albuquerque District Office has suspended fire restrictions on BLM administered public lands.  BLM Albuquerque District Manager Danita Burns announced that as of August 5, 2016, fire restrictions on BLM lands are no longer in effect within Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Sandoval, Socorro, Torrance, and Valencia Counties. Recent precipitation […]

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Cuerno Fire Shows Minimal Activity (Santa Fe National Forest)

SANTA FE, NM – August 3, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  The lightning-caused Cuerno Fire that started on August 1, 2016 on the Coyote Ranger District remains in monitor status after minimal overnight fire activity. Located 13 miles southeast of Coyote and 10 miles southwest of Abiquiu, the two-acre fire is confined by rocky cliffs […]

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Carson National Forest McGaffey Fire Final Update

This lightning-caused fire, located on the Camino Real Ranger District, is now at 525 acres and 75% contained. Firing operations on the McGaffey Fire were completed yesterday and all lines are holding. No measurable amount of moisture was reported on the fire yesterday. Pockets of unburned fuels in the interior will continue to burn and […]

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McGaffey fire Update

  After today information can be reached at 575-741-1516.  For text messages on the progress of the fire text ‘follow CarsonNF’ to 40404. Firing operations on the McGaffey Fire were completed yesterday.  Pockets of unburned fuels in the interior of the south east end of the fire were ignited and lines on the west side […]

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