Gila National Forest – Kerr Fire Update, 5/22/2017 at 11:30

Kerr Fire – May 22, 2017 – 11:30 a.m. Location: 17 miles northeast of Reserve, New Mexico Start Date: May 1, 2017 Size: 9,300 acres Contained: 55% Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Gambel Oak, Pinon/Juniper Resources: Engines: 3, Type 1 Crew: 1, Type 3 Helicopter: 1, Total personnel: 43 Interior aerial ignitions occurred yesterday and is expected […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 5/22/17 10:45 am Prescribed Fire Update: Ignitions are underway!

Smokey Bear Ranger District – West Mountain (Unit 6) Prescribed Fire Project (pile burning) Prescribed Fire Update – 10:45 am – Ignitions are underway on the West Mountain (Unit 6) project.  Smoke will be visible during ignitions and possibly into early evening.  Although minimal smoke impacts are expected, if smoke is encountered along NM State […]

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Hondito Wildfire Update May 22, 2017

Location:      Tres Piedras Ranger Station Hondito Canyon 4 miles southwest of Tres Piedras 2 miles North of Las Tablas   Size:  5,000 acres Percent Contained:  0 Cause:  Lightning Start Date:  May 15, 2017    Taos, NM – May 22, 2017 – For Immediate Release-  Fire managers took advantage of favorable conditions yesterday and completed 5,000 […]

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Carson National Forest Prepares to Utilize Hondito Wildire for Resource Objectives

Taos, NM – May 21, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National Forest have begun operations to expand the lightning-caused Hondito wildfire on the Tres Piedras Ranger District to achieve resource objectives on the landscape. Based on current and forecasted conditions, which include moisture Tuesday, fire managers expect to treat 7,300 acres […]

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Carson National Forest Prepares to Utilize Hondito Fire for Resource Objectives

Taos, NM – May 20, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National Forest hope to begin operations on the lightning-caused Hondito Fire, located within the Tres Piedras Ranger District, as early as Sunday May 21, 2017 to achieve resource objectives on the landscape. Lightning struck the Hondito Canyon four miles southwest […]

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Hondito Wildfire Continues Despite Moisture

Taos, NM, May 20, 2017—For Immediate Release.  The wildfire showed minimal growth today and is now 22 acres.  The low wildfire activity was due largely to precipitation.  Though there were snow showers throughout the state, the Hondito Wildfire received only a modest amount of moisture.  Fire crews used this as an opportunity to concentrate on […]

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Hondito Wildfire Community Meeting Planned

Taos, NM, May 19, 2017—For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National Forest are inviting the public to a community meeting 10 am Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Tres Piedras Ranger Station located at 22280 US Highway 64, Tres Piedras 87577.  The meeting will discuss the Hondito Wildfire and answer questions about planned […]

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Hondito Fire

Taos, NM, May 18, 2017—For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Carson National Forest are monitoring the lightning-caused Hondito Fire on the Tres Piedras Ranger District as Forest officials consider use of the wildland fire to achieve Forest Plan resource objectives on the landscape. The fire was reported near Hondito Canyon 4 miles Southwest of […]

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Baca Fire, May 18, 2017 at 0930

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake              Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 12, 2017              Size:    670 acres        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, grass, and mixed conifer Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, […]

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Baca Fire, May 17, 2017

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake              Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 12, 2017              Size:    670 acres        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, grass. Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources:    3 […]

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Baca Fire, May 16, 2017 at 0930

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake              Catron County, New Mexico Start Date:      May 12, 2017              Size:    400 acres        Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa Pine, Grass Smoke:           Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources:    3 […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire, 5/15/2017 @ 0930

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake Catron County, New Mexico Start Date: May 12, 2017 Size: 330 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Grass Smoke: Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources: 1 engine, 2 […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire, 5/14/2017 at 0930

Location: Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake Catron County, New Mexico Start Date: May 12, 2017 Size: 300 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Grass Smoke: Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources: 2 engines, 2 […]

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Gila National Forest – Baca Fire, 5/13/2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: • Quemado Ranger District on the Gila National Forest • 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake Catron County, New Mexico Start Date: May 12, 2017 Size: 200 acres Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Grass Smoke: Smoke may be visible within the surrounding area of Quemado, Pie Town, Horse Springs, and Datil, NM Resources: 2 […]

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Gila National Forest – Kerr Fire, 5/12/2017

Location: 17 miles northeast of Reserve, New Mexico Start Date: May 1, 2017 Size: 2,665 acres Contained: 17% Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Gamble Oak, Pinon/Juniper Resources: Engines: 2, Total personnel: 6 Summary: Observed fire activity on Thursday was minimal, however there remains to be heat along the fire perimeter on the northeast and north […]

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Gallina WUI Prescribed Burn Planned on Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – May 12, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of continuing favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weekend weather, to conduct the Gallina wildland-urban interface (WUI) prescribed burn on the Coyote Ranger District on Monday, May 15. WUI […]

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Burn Ban Lifted for Eastern Colfax County

May 11, 2017 PUBLIC NOTICE FIRE BAN LIFTED             Upon consultation with the Fire Chiefs of Colfax County, and under the authority of Colfax County Ordinance Number 2006-1, the Colfax County Fire Marshal hereby declares effective immediately, that the ban on open burning in the Farley, Miami and District 8 (Raton) Fire Districts in Colfax […]

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Gila National Forest – Kerr Wildfire at 9:30 a.m. 5/11/2017 – Final

Reserve Ranger District – Kerr Wildfire (Lat:  33.48.9 x Long. -108.28.27) 2665 acres.  17% contained. Located 17 miles northeast of Reserve.  CURRENT UPDATE/NOTICES:  The Kerr fire received snow and rain yesterday. Fire spread and activity have decreased significantly. Due to more accurate mapping the acreage has decreased. Resources will continue monitoring fire behavior. Smoke will still be visible from Apache […]

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BLM Continues Prescribed Fire in Cibola County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn on approximately 1,500 acres within the El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA), located approximately 40 miles southeast of Grants, New Mexico, beginning May 15, weather permitting.  Fire managers estimate it will take approximately two to four days to complete […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Kelly Wildfire – May 9, 2017

Location: Glenwood NM, approximately 10 Miles NE of Alma on the east side of Hwy 180 and the San Francisco River @ T9S R20W Sec 12 . Start Date: May 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. Size: 2 acres Cause: Lightning caused Vegetation: Pinion, juniper, grass and brush in rocky, steep terrain Resources: 3 firefighters Summary: […]

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