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Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn Planned on Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District (SFNF)

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 27, 2015 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct  the previously announced Gallinas Watershed prescribed burn on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District.  The window for the prescribed burn will open Oct. 3 and extend through January 2017.  The decision to […]

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Ignitions to Begin on Cedar Springs and Virgin Mesa Prescribed Burns (SFNF)

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 26, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest hope to conduct portions of the previously announced Virgin Mesa and Cedar Springs prescribed burns this week, dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts. The plan is for crews to […]

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Virgin Mesa Prescribed Burn Planned on Jemez Ranger District (SFNF)

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 22, 2016 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the Virgin Mesa prescribed fire on the Jemez Ranger District. Ignitions for the 1,950-acre planned area, located 1 mile west of Jemez Springs, could begin as early as Sept. 26 and run […]

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Ignitions Postponed on Borrego Mesa Prescribed Burn on Española Ranger District

UPDATE: SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 22, 2016- Ignitions are postponed on the Borrego Mesa prescribed burn due to planning area receiving precipitation over night.   SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 21, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Española Ranger District are planning to begin the Borrego Mesa prescribed burn tomorrow, Sept. […]

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Managed Fires on Santa Fe National Forest Met Objectives

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 21, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest have completed operations on both the 329-acre 138 Fire on the Jemez Ranger District and the 700-acre Cuerno Fire on the Coyote Ranger District.  Both the 138 and Cuerno Fires were lightning-caused and presented opportunities to […]

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Ignitions to Begin on Borrego Mesa Prescribed Burn on Española Ranger District (SFNF)

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 21, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Española Ranger District are planning to begin the Borrego Mesa prescribed burn tomorrow, Sept. 22.   Crews hope to take advantage of the forecasted favorable weather conditions and treat the 105-acre planning area, located two miles east of community of Cordova, […]

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Mesa Potrero Prescribed Burn Planned on Coyote Ranger District (SFNF)

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 21, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the Mesa Potrero pile burn on the Coyote Ranger District.  Ignitions on the 470-acre fire, located 7 miles northwest of Coyote, could begin as early as Sept. 22 and run through Dec. […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 9/20/16 7:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update – Ignitions completed on Coe Rx

Prescribed Fire operations continue on the Smokey Bear Ranger District: Coe Prescribed Fire project:  114 acres of scattered juniper slash located along Forest Roads 443 and 443A, 1 mile South of Highway 70 and Glencoe, NM.  Planned dates for ignition operations are 9/20 through 9/22. 9/20/16   7:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update:  Firefighters completed ignitions on the Coe Prescribed Fire […]

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Firing Operations to Increase on Cuerno Fire This Weekend

Sept. 16, 2016 Location:  13 miles southeast of Coyote and                  Size:  430 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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138 Fire on Jemez Ranger District to Proceed with Management to Meet Multiple Objectives (SFNF)

Sept. 16, 2016 Location:  Bear Springs Canyon, South of Forest Road 266   Size: 33-acres Start Date:  Sept. 8, 2016                                                      Structures Threatened:  None Cause:  Lightning                                                     Percent Contained:  0% Objectives:  Mitigate the risk of future high-intensity destructive wildfires, provide point protection for historical sites and jurisdiction boundaries, improve forest health and promote the growth of […]

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Borrego Mesa Prescribed Burn Planned on Española Ranger District (Santa Fe National Forest)

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 14, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the Borrego Mesa prescribed burn on the Española Ranger District sometime between Sept. 18 and Oct. 21, 2016.  That window is dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and […]

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138 Fire on Santa Fe National Forest May be Candidate for Management

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 14, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are monitoring, with point protection, the lightning-caused 138 Fire on the Jemez Ranger District as Forest officials consider managing it to achieve multiple objectives on the landscape. The 29-acre 138 Fire is located in Bear Springs […]

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Firing Operations Continue on Cuerno Fire

Sept. 2, 2016 Location:  13 miles southeast of Coyote and                         Size:  140 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 […]

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Santa Fe National Forest Plans Beneficial Prescribed Burns for Remainder of 2016

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 1, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct multiple prescribed burns across the forest between now and the end of the year.  Any decision to burn will be dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather […]

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BLM Prescribed Burn Planned in Lincoln County

Prescribed Burn Planned in Lincoln County   Beginning in September 2016, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso in Lincoln County within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area.  The Bench Three prescribed fire will be 350 acres of hand piles above the […]

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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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