Final: Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/22 11:45 a.m.

The Quebradas Fire burning near Escondida Lake in Socorro County is is now 100% contained and structures are no longer threatened. Some smoke may still be seen from the surrounding area as firefighters continue to mop up hot spots. Two outbuildings were lost in the 12-acre fire that began Monday (05/20) around 5:00 p.m. The cause is […]

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Update: Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/21 5:00 p.m.

The Quebradas Fire burning east of Escondida Lake in Socorro County is now estimated at 12 acres after GPS mapping. Structures remain threatened due to high winds gusting to more than 20 mph. Firefighters are working to extinguish pockets of burning debris along control lines, mop up hot spots and strengthen containment lines. Resources include approximately 70 personnel […]

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Update: Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/21 10:48 a.m.

The Quebradas Fire burning southeast of Escondida Lake, NM in Socorro County remains estimated at 15 acres. Residents are back in their homes, but structures remain threatened due to the pending high winds forecasted today. Resources will continue to mop up hot spots and strengthen containment lines throughout the wind event. Approximately 60 personnel from State Forestry, […]

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Update: Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/20 9:35 p.m.

The Quebradas Fire, burning on private land east of Escondida Lake in Socorro County, is estimated at 15 acres and 0% contained. The fire started around 5:00 p.m. tonight (05/20) and has burned two outbuildings. Additional structures remain threatened and voluntary evacuations are in place.  Resources will continue to build and strengthen containment lines overnight. Current […]

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Quebradas Fire – Socorro County – 05/20 8:23 p.m.

The Quebradas Fire is burning on private land east of Escondida Lake in Socorro County. The fire started around 5:00 p.m. tonight (05/20) and has possibly burned two structures. Additional structures are threatened and voluntary evacuations are in place. The fire is estimated at 15-25 acres and is 0% contained. Winds are sustained at 30 […]

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Gila National Forest: Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 28 on Black Range Ranger District

Truth or Consequences, NM, May 20, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District is prepared and ready to implement the Indian Peaks Prescribed Fire Project. The estimated project size is 9,400 acres on National Forest System lands, and an additional 600 acres of New Mexico State Trust Lands and private property […]

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FINAL: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 05/19 5:20 p.m.

The Patterson Fire near Roswell, NM in Chaves County is now 60% contained and estimated at 987 acres. The threat to homes and Bottomless Lakes State Park has passed. Firefighters will continue to mop up and strengthen containment lines and smoke may continue to be seen as heavy interior fuels burn off. This will be the last notification […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Postpone Baney Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, May 19, 2019– Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are postponing the Baney prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District originally planned for this week, due to forecasted winds over the burn perimeter later today through the first of the week. Fire managers will look to reschedule the 5,000 acre […]

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UPDATE: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 05/19 10:40 a.m.

The Patterson Fire near Roswell, NM in Chaves County remains 30% contained and estimated at 780 acres. The threat to homes in the area has passed and there are no evacuations. Bottomless Lakes State Park is open to the public for day use only at this time. Firefighters will continue to strengthen containment lines and mop up […]

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UPDATE: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 05/18 4:50 p.m.

The Patterson Fire near Roswell, NM in Chaves County is currently 30% contained and estimated at 780 acres. Evacuations have been lifted and Bottomless Lakes State Park reopened to the public for day use this morning (05/18) at 11:00 a.m. Structures along the east side of the Pecos River remain threatened. Firefighters are mopping up hot spots […]

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UPDATE: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 05/18 9:30 a.m.

The Patterson Fire burning on private land in Chaves County is currently estimated at 780 acres. The fire is located east of Roswell, NM and west of Bottomless Lakes State Park. One home and Bottomless Lakes State Park remain under evacuation and structures along the east side of the Pecos River are still threatened. The Patterson Fire is burning […]

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UPDATE: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 05/17 5:00 p.m.

The Patterson Fire burning on private land in Chaves County is currently estimated at 450 acres and 0% contained.. The fire is located southeast of Roswell, NM and west of Bottomless Lakes State Park on both sides of the Pecos River. At least one home and Bottomless Lakes State Park have been evacuated due to the wildfire threat and […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Sacramento Ranger District -New Start – 634 Fire

Incident Name – 634 Fire Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District Size: 0.10 acre Cause: Unknown Date/Time Detected: 11:40 am Location: Off Forest Service Road 634 near the Rim Trail Firefighting Resources: 1 Type 3 Engine Fire Update: Crews are responding to a 0.10-acre fire on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National […]

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UPDATE: Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 1:55 p.m. – Bottomless Lakes State Park Evacuated

UPDATE: Bottomless Lakes State Park is being evacuated due to the potential fire threat and smoke impacts from the Patterson Fire (per NM State Parks Division). Please avoid the area. 1:10 p.m. – The Patterson Fire is burning on private land east of Roswell, NM and west of Bottomless Lakes State Park. The fire is […]

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Patterson Fire – Chaves County – 1:10 p.m.

The Patterson Fire is burning on private land east of Roswell, NM and west of Bottomless Lakes State Park. The fire is currently threatening structures and burning on both sides of the Pecos river in Chaves County. One home has been evacuated at this time. The fire is estimated at 150 acres and 0% contained. […]

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Gila National Forest -Silver City Ranger District planning Cameron Creek Prescribed Burn

Forest Order 06-19-006 Cameron Creek Rx Burn Area ClosureForest Order 06-19-006 Exhibit A (Map) Silver City, NM, May 15, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn during the week of May 21, conditions permitting. The project plan is to conduct prescribed burning on approximately 950 […]

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Gila National Forest – Reserve Ranger District planning a prescribed burn at the Negrito Fire Base Administrative Site

Reserve, NM, May 14, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District is planning on igniting 220 acres broadcast burning located on and around the Negrito Firebase Administrative Site compound. The prescribed burn is tentatively scheduled for May 20, 2019 as desired weather and fire conditions permit. The project should be completed within a two to […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Smokey Bear Ranger District- New Start- Perk Ridge Fire

Incident Name – Perk Ridge Fire Fire Update: The Perk Ridge Fire was detected around 1:00 pm today, May 15, 2019. Crews immediately responded with a full suppression tactic and are mopping up the 0.10-acre fire. This will be the first and last post for the Perk Ridge Fire unless there is a significant change. […]

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Cibola NF & National Grasslands – Magdalena Ranger District Plan Baney Prescribed Burn

MAGDALENA, NM, May 15, 2019– Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are planning to conduct the Baney prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District to begin on May 18 – 25, 2019 in the  San Mateo Mountains, as conditions and favorable weather permit. Aerial and hand ignition will be used to treat […]

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Update: SFNF Looking at This Week for Prescribed Burn on Rowe Mesa

SANTA FE, NM – May 14, 2019 – Ignitions on the previously announced East Rowe Mesa Phase II prescribed burn could begin as early as Thursday, May 16, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather, remain favorable. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are looking at a window between May […]

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