Gila NF: Collins Park Prescribed Burn

Shantie_Springs_RX MapLa Jolla_Rx Map The Gila National Forest is planning to conduct two prescribed burns (La Jolla and Shantie Springs) which includes approximately 6,000 acres which is located near Collins Park and the surrounding area, beginning today. Collins Park is located on Reserve Ranger District. Smoke and firefighter activity may impact FR 94, FR 28, […]

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LNF -Sacramento RD- Rx Burn

Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District will be conducting a prescribed burn near Sacramento today. Fire managers will monitor conditions closely to ensure they fall within the ranges identified in the burn plan. The purpose of this project is to reduce hazardous fuels to increase health, vigor, and competitive ability of […]

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Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week – April 7-13, 2019

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, April 7-13, 2019. This year’s theme is “Prevention today for protection tomorrow.” The focus of the week is to promote actions that prevent human-caused wildfire and reduce the risk of wildfire […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned in Chaves County

Beginning the week of March 17, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will begin seeking opportunities to conduct the 200-acre Nester Ball Prescribed Fire (Map) in Chaves County, approximately 50 miles north of Roswell.  Implementation will depend upon favorable weather conditions and is anticipated to take one day to complete.  Smoke from the burn may be […]

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FINAL- Ironworks Fire – Valencia County – 03/11/19 – 4:30 p.m.

The Ironworks Fire in Los Chavez, NM, Valencia County, is now 75% contained. Full containment is expected by Wednesday (03/13) afternoon. Firefighters will continue to monitor and mop up hot spots and reinforce containment lines.​ Light rain fell on fire area today with more forecast over the next 48 hours. The Ironworks fire has burned approximately 139 acres. This will be the final update unless there are significant […]

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UPDATE: Ironworks Fire – Valencia County – 03/10/19 – 11:40 a.m.

The Ironworks Fire in Los Chavez, NM is currently 25% contained with 50% containment expected by the end of today (03/10). Wind and rain may impact the fire area starting tonight and potentially over the next two days. Fire behavior is minimal and full containment is expected by mid-week. Approximately 55 firefighters remain on the […]

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UPDATE: Ironworks Fire – Valencia County – 03/09/19 – 1:20 p.m.

The Ironworks Fire in Los Chavez, NM is now estimated at 139 acres. The Valencia County Fire Department reports that evacuations have been lifted and Highway 47 is open. Firefighters are continuing to mop up hot spots and reinforce containment lines.  Resources will be released as fire behavior moderates. Full containment is not expected until at […]

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UPDATE: Ironworks Fire – Valencia County – 03/08/19 – 5:45 p.m.

The Ironworks Fire in Los Chavez, NM, Valencia County remains estimated between 75-150 acres and 0% contained. Firefighters are mopping up hotspots, mitigating hazard trees and looking for areas of potential spread. Resources will work on containment throughout the night. Highway 47 will stay closed in the Tome/Rio Communities area until further notice. Approximately 120 structures […]

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Gila National Forest: East Centerfire Prescribed Burn planned on Quemado Ranger District

Quemado, NM, March 8, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn for late March – early April, weather dependent. The project plan is for 4,105 acres in the East Centerfire Unit, which is adjacent to Upper Cottonwood Canyon and Freeman Mountain, over a five-day period. The […]

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Ironworks Fire – Valencia County – 03/08/19 – 9:45 a.m.

The Ironworks Fire located in Los Chavez, NM, Valencia County, is currently estimated at 75-150 acres. Highway 47 remains closed in the Tome/Rio Communities area. Approximately 120 structures are threatened, and evacuations are in place. The fire started March 7, 2019 on the west side of the Rio Grande on private land. High winds then […]

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BLM’s Centennial Prescribed Burn – FINAL UPDATE 3/7/19 5:30 PM – Firefighters SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ignitions – the area will be monitored over the next few days

BLM Las Cruces District News Release:  Centennial Prescribed Burn planned in Otero County LAS CRUCES, N.M. – On March 7, 2018, the Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with Holloman Air Force Base, is planning a prescribed burn in southern New Mexico.  Personnel will concentrate their efforts on burning the Centennial Bombing Range, located on McGregor Range.  Centennial […]

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BLM’s Centennial Prescribed Burn – UPDATE 3/7/19 11:00 AM – Conditions on site are favorable, test fire successful – Firefighters are proceeding with ignitions

The Centennial Prescribed Burn is scheduled for ignition operations TODAY, March 7th, if all conditions are favorable and within the parameters outlined in the Burn Plan.  Firefighters are on site and will conduct the Test Fire.  They will observe the fire behavior under the current (day of burn) weather and fuel conditions.  If the test […]

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BLM’s Centennial Prescribed Burn – UPDATE – 3/7/19 – Ignition Operations scheduled for TODAY, March 7

The Centennial Prescribed Burn is scheduled for ignition operations TODAY, March 7th, if all conditions are favorable and within the parameters outlined in the Burn Plan.  Firefighters are on site and will conduct the Test Fire.  They will observe the fire behavior under the current (day of burn) weather and fuel conditions.  If the test fire […]

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Centennial Prescribed Burn – Ignition Operations scheduled for Thursday, March 7th

The Centennial Prescribed Burn is scheduled for ignition operations on March 7th, if all conditions are favorable and within the parameters outlined in the Burn Plan.  The standard protocol is to conduct a Test Fire at the prescribed fire site to observe the fire behavior under current (day of burn) weather and fuel conditions.  If […]

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FINAL UPDATE for Baylor Canyon Fire, now 90% Contained – 3/5/19 7:00 PM

This is the FINAL UPDATE for the BAYLOR CANYON FIRE (UNLESS there is a SIGNIFICANT CHANGE to report) Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected: 3/2/19 – 5:51 pm Location:  Approximately 2 miles south of Organ, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°,23′,37.96″, Lon: 106°,35′,31.57″ Legal Description:  T22S, R3E, Sec 13 Firefighting Resources:  The Baylor Canyon […]

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Ignition Operations completed on Dripping Springs Prescribed Burn – Update 3/5/19 4:15 PM

Dripping Springs Prescribed Burn UPDATE – 3/5/19  4:15 PM Firefighters have completed ignition operations on the Dripping Springs Prescribed Burn.  They were successful in treating the entire target area of 50 acres.  Mild winds contributed to smoke dispersal, which minimized smoke impacts.  Firefighting personnel will remain on site to patrol and monitor the area into […]

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Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire Update 3/5/19 11:20 AM – Test Fire successful, firefighters are proceeding with ignitions

The fire suppression effort is ongoing as 13 firefighters are winding down fire operations on the 50-acre Baylor Canyon Fire,  which is 75% contained.    UPDATE:  3/5/19  11:20 AM – The TEST FIRE on the Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire was successful!  Firefighters are proceeding with ignitions.  Update from the prescribed fire (at 1:00 PM) is […]

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Baylor Canyon Fire Update – 3/5/19 10:30 AM – Road Closure has been LIFTED

BAYLOR CANYON FIRE UPDATE – 3/5/19   10:30 AM Jurisdiction:  Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Date/Time Detected: 3/2/19 – 5:51 pm Location:  Approximately 2 miles south of Organ, NM Lat/Long:  Lat: 32°,23′,37.96″, Lon: 106°,35′,31.57″ Legal Description:  T22S, R3E, Sec 13 Firefighting Resources:   Today, 13 personnel (combination of BLM and Forest Service firefighters), two engines and […]

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Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Planned for Mid-March to Restore Forest Health, Reduce Risk of Wildfire

SANTA FE, NM – March 5, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to initiate a prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed on the Española Ranger District as […]

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Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire – Ignitions Planned for TODAY, March 5th

The fire suppression effort is ongoing as 13 firefighters are winding down fire operations on the 50-acre Baylor Canyon Fire,  which is 75% contained.    The Dripping Springs Prescribed Fire is scheduled for ignition operations TODAY, March 5th, if all conditions are favorable and within the parameters outlined in the Burn Plan.  The standard protocol is […]

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