Socorro County – Tiffany Fire June 28, 2017 12:30 p.m.

The Tiffany Fire near San Marcial in Socorro County is estimated at 1,563 acres. The fire is 37% contained. The fire continues to burn through salt cedar which will continue to produce black smoke. The Tiffany Fire was sparked by lightning on private land at about 6:30 p.m June 26.

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Stage II Fire Restrictions begin on 6/28/17 in El Morro National Monument

As a result of the extreme fire danger El Morro National Monument Stage II Fire Restrictions are being implemented. Restrictions include no campfires nor smoking outdoors in the park. These restrictions will be in effect starting at 8:00 am on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 and will be enforced until rescinded by Superintendent Mitzi Frank. Park […]

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Gila National Forest – Copperas Fire

Location:        1 mile southwest of Copperas Mountain, Gila Wilderness, Wilderness Ranger District Start Date:     June 27, 2017             Size:   10 acres                      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Heavy fuels including large grass component, mostly ponderosa pine with an oak component. Resources:    9 person Wilderness hand crew, 3 helitack members Containment: 0% Summary: The Copperas Fire is […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – June 28, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    7,269 acres                  Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 89 Containment: 10% (managed for multiple resource […]

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Socorro County – Tiffany Fire June 27, 2017 2:15 p.m.

The Tiffany Fire near San Marcial in Socorro County is estimated at 1,233 acres. The fuels are grass, brush and salt cedar, which tends to put out a lot of black smoke. The Tiffany Fire was sparked by lightning on private land around 6:30 p.m Monday (6/26). A helicopter and numerous personnel on the ground […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – June 27, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    7,269 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 89 Containment: 10% (managed for multiple resource objectives) […]

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Gila National Forest – Corral and Straw Fire – June 27, 2017 @ 0800

Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 19,850 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  The fire received just under ½ inch of rain during Saturday’s precipitation. This fire is showing low behavior which is as it should in a fire-adapted ecosystem.  The […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Fires on Reserve Ranger District

Reserve, NM, June 27, 2017—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District has 3 fires on National Forest System lands in Catron County, NM. Teacher, Gravel and Seven fires have transitioned to Type 4 organization.  Fire activity is minimal with interior smoke.  Teacher fire remains at 3,555 acres, Gravel at 2,880 acres and Seven Fire at […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire June 26, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    7,269 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 3 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 101 Containment: 0% (managed for multiple […]

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Bonita Fire June 26, 2017 FINAL Daily Update

Incident Management Team transitions control of the Bonita Fire June 26, 2017 FINAL Daily Update Acres: 7,490 Start Date: June 3, 2017 Cause: Lightning Location: Bonita Canyon, 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Containment: 95% Fuels: Timber (grass and understory), brush, short grass Total personnel: 240 Tomorrow, June 27, at 7:00 a.m., Dave Bales’ Type 2 […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire – June 25, 2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    7,269 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 3 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 99 Containment: 0% (managed for multiple […]

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Bonita Fire June 25, 2017 Daily Update

Thunderstorms expected over the Bonita Fire June 25, 2017 Daily Update Acres: 7,495 Start Date: June 3, 2017 Cause: Lightning Location: Bonita Canyon, 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Containment: 85% Fuels: Timber (grass and understory), brush, short grass Total personnel: 294 Yesterday, a community meeting was held in Vallecitos to provide an overview of progress […]

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Final Cajete Fire Update June 24, 2017

Fire Information: 505.438.5300    Email: Cajetefireinfo@gmail.com Start Date: June 15, 2017 Cause: Abandoned campfire Size: 1,412 acres Containment: 96% Vegetation: Mostly ponderosa pine with some mixed conifer and aspen on north facing slopes. Resources Assigned: 120 personnel, 1 Type 3 helicopter Current Situation: Under the leadership of Type 3 Incident Commander Matt Armantrout, firefighters today are […]

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Bonita Fire June 24, 2017 Daily Update

Crews on the Bonita Fire continue rehabilitation efforts June 24, 2017 Daily Update Acres: 7,495 Start Date: June 3, 2017 Cause: Lightning Location: Bonita Canyon, 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Containment: 81% Fuels: Timber (grass and understory), brush, short grass Total personnel: 315 Bonita Fire crews continue to patrol the entire fire perimeter to […]

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Enjoy Your Weekend, Prevent a Wildfire

Smokey Bear has long been a symbol in preventing wildfires caused by people.  Take a moment with your family to review fire safety practices that will make a difference and keep you safe. Campfires are restricted in many jurisdictions in New Mexico. You can visit https://firerestrictions.us/nm/ or contact your local officials for locations.  In places […]

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Cajete Fire Update June 23, 2017

Fire Information: 505.438.5300 Email: Cajetefireinfo@gmail.com Start Date: June 15, 2017 Cause: Abandoned campfire Size: 1,412 acres Containment: 96% Vegetation: Mostly ponderosa pine with some mixed conifer and aspen on north-facing slopes. Resources Assigned: 120 personnel – 1 Type 1 Crew, 4 Type 2 crews, 2 engines, and 1 Type 3 helicopter Current Situation: Under the […]

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Gila National Forest – Corral Fire and Straw Fire – June 23, 2017 @ 1000

Corral Fire The Corral Fire is estimated at 17,029 acres and is burning with low to moderate intensity in pinon juniper grassland fuels and some pine stringers.  Recent operations have been working to keeping fire from crossing FR 150 and monitoring fire behavior.  Wilderness District Ranger Rachelle Huddleston-Lorton stated “I am very pleased with the […]

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Gila National Forest – Round Fire 6/23/2017 @ 0900

Location:  Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District Start Date:      June 6, 2017               Size:    6,577 acres      Cause: Lightning Vegetation:    Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component Resources:     Four wildland fire modules, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 69 Containment: 0% (managed for multiple […]

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Bonita Fire Daily Update June 23, 2017

Final community meeting for the Bonita Fire June 23, 2017 Daily Update Acres: 7,426 Start Date: June 3, 2017 Cause: Lightning Location: Bonita Canyon, 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Containment: 76% Fuels: Timber (grass and understory), brush, short grass Total personnel: 327 Firefighters have transitioned from an active suppression strategy to a focus on […]

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Cajete Fire Update June 22, 2017

Cajete Fire Update June 22, 2017 Fire Information: 505.438.5300 Email: Cajetefireinfo@gmail.com Start Date: June 15, 2017 Cause: Abandoned campfire Size: 1,412 acres Containment: 96% Vegetation: Mostly ponderosa pine with some mixed conifer and aspen on north facing slopes. Resources Assigned: 258 personnel – 1 Type 1 Crew, 4 Type 2 crews, 5 engines, 1 water […]

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