Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go! Always check with the local agency for current fire restrictions before visiting public lands.  For more information, call the Fire Restrictions Hotline: 1-877-864-6985. BeSafe.org Outdoor Safety Tips from Smokey Bear Campfire Safety Backyard Burning Equipment Maintenance Tips for Enjoying the Outdoors Safely During Fire Season Fire Danger Descriptions Grilling Safety Tips One Less Spark, One Less […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Dark Canyon Fire Update August 7, 2020

Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 300 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Values at Risk: Private Land […]

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Seco Fire Crews Continue Work in Rugged Terrain

August 7, 2020 Location: San Mateo Mountains Cause: Unknown Percent Contained: 0% Date Reported: 8/3/2020 Personnel: 107 Size: ~20 acres Fuel: Mixed Conifer and Ponderosa pine Resources assigned: 1 Type 3 Incident Management Team, 2 Type 2 IA Crews, 2 Engines, 2 Fire modules, 1 Air Attack, 1 Helicopter, 1 water tender and various support […]

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Lincoln National Forest: Dark Canyon Fire Update August 6, 2020

Incident Name: Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 30 acres Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa pine, dead and down forest debris Values at Risk: […]

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Albuquerque Zone Type 3 Team Managing the Seco Fire

  August 6, 2020 Update Location: San Mateo Mountains Cause: Unknown Percent Contained: 0% Date Reported: 8/3/2020 Size: ~20 acres Fuel: Mixed Conifer and Ponderosa pine Resources assigned: 1 Type 3 Incident Management Team, 1 Interagency Hotshot Crew, 2 Engines, 2 Fire modules, 1 Air Attack, 1 Helicopter and various support personnel from the Cibola […]

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Lincoln National Forest: New Fire Start – Dark Canyon Fire (Smokey Bear Ranger District)

Incident Name: Dark Canyon Fire Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest Size: 0.25 acre Cause: Lightning Date/Time Detected: August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm Location: 9 miles northwest of Capitan, NM north of Tuscon Mountain near Dark Canyon. Lat/Long: 33°40’0.16″N 105°37’42.61″W Firefighting Resources: 3 engines, 1 patrol unit, plus additional personnel Fuel Type: Grass, piñon-juniper, ponderosa […]

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Gila National Forest: McMillan Fire – Silver City Ranger District

Location:  Northwest of McMillan Campground, Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date:  August 4, 2020                          Cause:  Lightning                             Size:  ~1 acre Vegetation:  Mixed conifer                         Resources:  Silver City RD engines have responded Summary:  The McMillan Fire is burning northwest of McMillan Campground, approximately one mile below Signal Peak between the campground and the Signal Peak […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Final Fire Update -Vics Peak Fire 100% Contained

Magdalena, NM – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Vics Peak Fire, burning on the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest since June 15, remains 14,624 acres and is now 100% contained. This will be the final operational update for the Vics Peak Fire barring any significant events on the fire. Minimal fire behavior was observed […]

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Pile Burning in El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Superintendent Kelly Fuhrmann announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be burning wood piles in El Malpais National Monument starting Tuesday, Aug 4th and is expected to complete the project on Wednesday, Aug 5th. These wood piles are located along the west side of County Road 42 in the vicinity of […]

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Santa Fe County Seeking Input on Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update

The Santa Fe County Fire Department is developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) update and is looking for your input.  Due to restrictions on public gatherings as a result of Covid-19, the County has chosen to use an interactive website, or story map, as the primary tool to share information and gather input for […]

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BLM prescribed burn planned in Lincoln County

Beginning in August, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting prescribed burn operations about 10 miles northeast of Ruidoso and 6 miles southeast of Capitan in Lincoln County. The 206-acre Pershing slash pile unit is located within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. This operation is weather dependent and will take […]

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National Park Service’s Pueblo Parks Group to Lift Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Wednesday

Los Alamos, Watrous, Pecos, Jemez Springs – New Mexico – Due to several days of higher humidity and rain, Bandelier National Monument, Fort Union National Monument, Pecos National Historical Park and Valles Caldera National Preserve will lift fire restrictions at 8:00 am on July 29, 2020. “Even though the monsoons have begun, we’re still in drought conditions,” […]

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Northern New Mexico National Forests To Lift Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Wednesday

TAOS, NM – July 27, 2020 – With the onset of the summer monsoons and decreasing fire danger, the Carson, Cibola and Santa Fe National Forests are rescinding Stage 2 fire restrictions, including the ban on campfires, at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The forests implemented Stage 2 restrictions, which also included a “hoot […]

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Northern New Mexico National Forests To Lift Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Wednesday

SANTA FE, NM – July 27, 2020 – With the onset of the summer monsoons and decreasing fire danger, the Carson, Cibola and Santa Fe National Forests are rescinding Stage 2 fire restrictions, including the ban on campfires, at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The forests implemented Stage 2 restrictions, which also included a […]

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BLM Rescinds Seasonal Fire Restrictions in NM

With Increasing moisture and higher humidity statewide, correlating to reduced fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management is terminating seasonal fire restrictions in New Mexico enacted by Fire Prevention Order #NM910-20-02. Beginning July 28 at 8:00 a.m., the restrictions are rescinded on all lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management within the State of […]

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NM Wildland Urban Virtual Fire Summit – Call for Presentations

The New Mexico Wildland Urban Fire Virtual Summit planning committee is soliciting presentations for the upcoming summit to be held October 22-23, 2020. This year’s theme is “All Lands, All Neighbors (for wildfire resilience.” If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please email awebb@nmcounties.org for more information on how to submit a proposal.  The […]

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New Mexico State Forester Lifts Fire Restrictions Effective Friday, July 24, 2020 8:00 a.m.

Santa Fe – The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department Forestry Division has lifted smoking, firework, campfire, and open fire restrictions for all non-municipal, non-federal, and non-tribal lands effective Friday, July 24, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. “Increased precipitation from the monsoon is beginning to quell the fire danger enough that we feel it is safe […]

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Lincoln National Forest Final Cherry Fire Update July 23, 2020

Final Update on the Cherry Fire: July 23, 2020 Location: 0.6 miles west of West Side Rd. in Cherry Canyon. Approx. 7.5 miles from High Rolls.Lat/Long: 32°50’32.1″N, 105°49’54.49″WSize: 48 acresCause: LightningDate Detected: July 16, 2020 Fire Update: Yesterday and the day prior, the fire received steady precipitation for over an hour, greatly lessening fire activity. […]

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FINAL – Wilson Mesa Fire – Colfax County – 07/23/20

The Wilson Mesa Fire located in the Elliott Barker Wildlife Area northeast of Cimarron, NM is now 100% contained.  The 155-acre fire is located in the 2002 Ponil Complex Fire scar. Lightning started the fire on July 20,2020. This will be the final notification for this fire unless there are significant changes. Incident Name: Wilson Mesa […]

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FINAL – Trementina Canyon Fire – San Miguel County – 07/23/20

The Trementina Canyon Fire, located north of Trementina, NM in San Miguel County, is currently 80% contained and remains estimated at 825 acres. No structures are threatened. Fire activity is minimal and there is no smoke showing from the interior of the fire. Crews will continue to monitor for hot spots and maintain containment lines. This […]

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Pile burning in El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Acting Superintendent Steve Baumann announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be burning wood piles in El Malpais National Monument starting Saturday, July 25th through Sunday July 26th as weather and fuel conditions permit. These wood piles are located along the North side of County Road 42, West of Cerro Bandera, […]

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