Cow Fire Update

July 24, 2017 Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning struck a single standing dead tree (snag) Size: 3.5 acres Location: On the Pecos Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, about 6 miles northeast of the village of Pecos near Cow Creek Vegetation: The fire […]

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Carson National Forest Continues to Monitor 1860 Fire

Start date:  Tuesday, July 18 Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson NF, Canjilon Ranger District, Pinabete Mocho area.  Approximately 4.5 miles east/southeast of the community of Canjilon; east of U.S. Highway 84, east of Forest Road 137 Size:  50 acres Growth Potential:  low to moderate Resources:  Two Type 6 engines with 6 personnel Vegetation:  Primarily ponderosa pine […]

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Peggy Fire Update: July 24, 2017 Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest

Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning struck a single standing dead tree (snag) with fire subsequently spreading into surrounding dead and down timber and brush Size: 352 acres Location: Peggy Mesa, approximately 2 miles northwest of Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Vegetation: Piñon pines, juniper, ponderosa […]

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Pile burning in El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – National Park Service Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be burning wood piles in El Malpais National Monument starting Monday, July 24, 2017. Burning may continue intermittently through August 31, 2017 as weather and fuel conditions permit. These wood piles are located along the west side of […]

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National Park Service firefighters monitoring several lightning ignited wildfires at El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – National Park Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that there are several lightning caused fires currently being monitored within El Malpais National Monument. Both fires are in remote locations surrounded by lava and burning within ponderosa forests with needles and grassy vegetation. Firefighters will take action if conditions change. The Braided Cave Fire was […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed fire update – 7/23/17 4:00 pm – 170 acres treated today on Carissa project on Sacramento District

Prescribed Fire Update – 7/23/17  4:00 pm – Firefighters have completed ignition operations for today (7/23) on the Carissa project.  They were able to treat 170 acres today (7/23). Prescribed Fire Update – 7/23/17  12:30 pm – Ignitions are underway on the Carissa prescribed fire project on the Sacramento District.  Smoke may be visible as firefighters ignite slash piles. […]

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July 23, 2017 Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning struck a single standing dead tree (snag). The fire subsequently spread into surrounding dead and down timber and brush. Size: 256 acres Location: Peggy Mesa, approximately 2 miles northwest of the Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Vegetation: […]

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SFNF Fire Crews Complete Operations on Alameda Fire

SANTA FE, NM – July 23, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) took advantage of a lightning strike just north of Llaves, NM, to achieve multiple resource benefits on 378 acres on the Cuba Ranger District. The Alameda Fire started on July 18 when lightning hit a […]

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Peggy Fire Update July 22, 2017

Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning struck a single standing dead tree (snag). The fire subsequently spread into surrounding dead and down timber and brush. Size: 147 acres Location: Peggy Mesa, approximately 2 miles northwest of the Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Vegetation: Piñon pines, juniper, […]

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Wildfire Named the “Visitor Center Fire” Burning SW of Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center

A 2 acre fire burning southwest of the Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center at Pilar, NM, has been named the Visitor Center Fire.  The Visitor Center Fire is not within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument as initially reported but is on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Taos Field Office.  The […]

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New Fire in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

A small wildfire has been reported in the cliffs above the Rio Grande Visitor Center in Pilar, NM. The cause is believed to be a lightning strike that flared up today, putting up a column of smoke. Firefighters from Taos BLM are on scene and monitoring the fire. Current estimate is 1.5 acres.

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Lincoln National Forest – Smokey Bear Ranger District – Deep Freeze Fire – First and Last Update- 7/21/17 3:00 pm

New Fire Start – Deep Freeze Fire INITIAL FIRE UPDATE: 07/21/17  10:00 am Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District Date/Time Detected: 7/21/17  10:00 am Location:  Ski Apache Firefighting Resources: 1 engine, 2 personnel Fuels: Single Tree Size: Single Tree Containment: 100% Cause: Lightning Status: Firefighters immediately responded to a single tree fire shortly after it was reported this […]

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SFNF to Manage Lightning-Caused Fire on Cuba Ranger District for Resource Benefits

SANTA FE, NM – July 21, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  A lightning strike just north of Llaves on Tuesday started the low-intensity Alameda Fire, giving fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) the opportunity to use a natural ignition to restore fire to the landscape and achieve multiple resource benefits. The Alameda […]

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Peggy Fire Update – Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest

Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: 35 acres Location: On the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, the fire is located on Peggy Mesa approximately 2 miles northwest of Gilman Tunnels. Vegetation: Piñon pines, juniper, ponderosa pine and oak scrub brush Current Situation: A lightning strike ignited a single standing […]

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Santa Fe NF Monitoring Peggy Fire on Jemez Ranger District

Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: Approximately 11 acres Location: On the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, the fire is located on Peggy Mesa approximately 2 miles northwest of Gilman Tunnels. Vegetation: The fire is burning in piñon pines, juniper, ponderosa pine, and oak scrub brush. Current Situation: A […]

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Carson National Forest Monitoring 1860 Fire

Start date:  Tuesday, July 18 Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson NF, Canjilon Ranger District, Pinabete Mocho area.  Approximately 4.5 miles east/southeast of the community of Canjilon and east of U.S. Highway 84 Size:  10 acres Growth Potential:  low to moderate Resources:  One Type 6 engine with 3 personnel Vegetation:  Primarily ponderosa pine with pinyon/juniper and grass […]

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Alameda Fire on Santa Fe National Forest in Monitoring Status

Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: Under 1 acre Location: On the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, the fire is approximately 1 ½ miles northeast of Deadman’s Lookout. Vegetation: The fire is burning in ponderosa pine. Current Situation: A lightning strike ignited a single standing dead tree that fell, […]

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Cow Fire on the Santa Fe NF

Cow Fire Update July 19, 2017 Start Date: July 18, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: Less than 1 acre Location: On the Pecos Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, about 6 miles northeast of the village of Pecos near Cow Creek Vegetation: The fire is in the burn scar from the 2000 Viveash Fire […]

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Fire Crews Monitoring Ojitos Fire

SANTA FE, NM – July 18, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  The lightning-caused Ojitos Fire on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest is currently in monitor status after receiving significant moisture over the last few days. The Ojitos Fire, which started July 7 near the Chama River Canyon Wilderness, is in […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Prescribed Fire Update 7/18/17 2:00 pm – West Mountain project on Smokey Bear District

Prescribed Fire Update:  July 18, 2017  2:00 pm – No additional ignitions (besides the Test Fire) are planned for the rest of today.  Firefighters will continue to assess conditions DAILY to determine when to resume ignition operations on the West Mountain Prescribed Fire project. This post will be updated when ignitions resume. Prescribed Fire Update:  July […]

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