Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Acreage Increases to 5,018 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 23, 2019 –  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire perimeter increased in size to 5,018 acres. There are approximately 66 personnel assigned.  Resources include three Wildland Fire […]

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BAER Team Assesses Post-Fire Effects from the Naranjo Fire

Santa Fe, NM – July 22, 2019 – A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team is currently assessing post-fire conditions for the Naranjo Fire near Regina, NM, on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF). Monsoonal weather patterns are expected to bring heavy rainfall and thunderstorms this week, increasing the threat […]

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Gila National Forest – Fires on Wilderness Ranger District – Final Update

Rocky Fire The lightning-caused Rocky Fire remains at 640 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness.  This fire is demonstrating low fire behavior with some growth to the north and west and remains east of Forest Road 150. South Fire The lightning-caused South Fire remains at 3,060 acres, burning on […]

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The Carson National Forest Thanks Area Residents

Name: Francisquito Date detected: July 13 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size: 1999 Acres Growth Potential: Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Mixed Conifer   This will be the final release for the Francisquito Fire unless there is a significant change in the fire situation.  The […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Increased to 4,891 Acres

 Magdalena, NM; July 22, 2019 –   The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire perimeter increased in size to 4,891 acres. There are approximately 128 personnel assigned.  Resources include three Wildland Fire […]

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Ignitions Complete, Firefighters Securing Containment Lines

Name: Francisquito Date detected: July 13 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size: 2021 Acres Growth Potential: Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Mixed Conifer The Francisquito Fire, located on the El Rito Ranger District of the Carson National Forest, is now approximately 2000 acres in size.  […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Acreage Remains at 2,332 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 21, 2019 –  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire perimeter remains at 2,332 acres. There are approximately 128 personnel assigned.  Resources include three Wildland Fire Modules, two […]

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Successful Day Yesterday, Ignitions Continue Today

Name: Francisquito Date detected: July 13 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size: 1000 Acres Growth Potential: Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Mixed Conifer   The Francisquito Fire, located on the El Rito Ranger District of the Carson National Forest, is now approximately ­­­1000 acres in […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Strategic Firing Operations on Roberts Fire Increases Acreage to 2,332 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 20, 2019 – The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire perimeter has grown to 2,332 acres. There are approximately 132 personnel assigned.  Resources include three Wildland Fire Modules, […]

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Gila National Forest: Pile Burning Planned for

Quemado, NM, July 19, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District plans district-wide pile burns, weather and fire conditions permitting. With the onset of monsoon season, the Quemado District is preparing to burn piles at various district locations. These areas will be signed and posted for public awareness.  The pile burns are […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire at 1,597 Acres – Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; July 19, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire perimeter has grown to 1,597 acres. There are approximately 136 personnel assigned.  Resources include two […]

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Gila National Forest – Pile burning planned on Reserve Ranger District

Reserve, NM, July 18, 2019 – The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District plans district-wide pile burns, weather and fire conditions permitting. With the onset of monsoon season, the Reserve District is preparing to burn piles at various district locations. These areas will be signed and posted for public awareness.  The pile burns are scheduled […]

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Fire Activity and Size to Increase on the Francisquito Fire

Name: Francisquito Date detected: July 13 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size: 20 Acres Growth Potential: low to moderate    Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Mixed conifer Name: Rincon Date detected: July 14 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, north of Francisquito tank Size: […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Implements Area Closures For Forest Roads, Trails and Campgrounds On the Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; July 18, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire perimeter has grown to 754 acres. There are approximately 148 personnel assigned.  Resources include two […]

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El Rito Ranger District Managing 2 Fires

Name: Francisquito Date detected: July 13 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size: 20 Acres Growth Potential: low to moderate       Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Mixed conifer Name: Rincon Date detected: July 14 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, north of Francisquito […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Received Rain on the Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; July 17, 2019 –  The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019.  The fire size remained at 600 acres due to precipitation received over the fire perimeter.  There are with approximately 193 […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Roberts Fire Increase in Acreage on the Magdalena Ranger District

Magdalena, NM; July 16, 2019 – For Immediate Release. The Roberts Fire, in the Apache Kid Wilderness in the San Mateo Mountains, located on the Magdalena Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that began July 13, 2019. The fire has grew in size to an estimated 600 acres with approximately 151 personnel assigned. Resources […]

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Gila National Forest: Three Fires on Black Range Ranger District – Update for July 15, 2019

Bear Fire The lightning-caused Bear Fire is approximately 1,200 acres, burning on National Forest System lands on the Black Range Ranger District, Sierra County, NM. This fire is demonstrating low fire behavior with scattered precipitation throughout the area.   Skid Fire The lightning-caused Skid Fire is approximately 155 acres, burning on National Forest System lands […]

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Gila National Forest – Fires on Wilderness Ranger District – Update for July 15, 2019

Rocky Fire The lightning-caused Rocky Fire is approximately 350 acres, burning on National Forest System lands in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness.  This fire is demonstrating low fire behavior with some growth to the north and west and remains east of Forest Road 150.   South Fire The lightning-caused South Fire remains at 3,060 acres, burning […]

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Carson NF-New Wildfires on El Rito RD, July 15

Name: Francisquito Date detected:  July 13 Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size:  13 acres Growth Potential:  low to moderate Vegetation:  Ponderosa Pine and Mixed conifer   Name: Rincon Date detected:  July 14 Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, north of Francisquito tank […]

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