Lincoln National Forest – Soldier Prescribed Fire – Prep work is underway but ignitions are delayed for a few more days

Guadalupe Ranger District – Soldier Prescribed Fire, 4,300 acres, broadcast burn.  Located 40 miles southwest of Carlsbad and about 5 miles south of Queen, NM.  Prescribed Fire Update – 4/27/17 – 9:30 am:  Current weather conditions, including high winds, are causing another delay of ignition operations on the Soldier Prescribed Fire project south of Queen. […]

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Bandera Wildfire in El Malpais National Monument 50% Contained

For Immediate Release: April 25, 2017 Contact: Lisa Collins, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, lisa_collins@nps.gov Bandera Wildfire in El Malpais National Monument 50% Contained As of 9:00 am this morning, April 25, the Bandera Fire had grown to approximately 300 acres and is 50% contained. Rain and snow has been falling since approximately 8:30 am. The precipitation […]

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Prescribed Burns on Coyote Ranger District Postponed

SANTA FE, NM – April 25, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest have postponed the previously announced Mesa Poleo and Gallina Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) prescribed burns that were tentatively scheduled for this week due to forecasted weather, including high winds and precipitation. Fire […]

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Firefighters Responding to Wildfire in El Malpais National Monument

For Immediate Release: April 24, 2017 Contact: Lisa Collins, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, lisa_collins@nps.gov Firefighters Responding to Wildfire in El Malpais National Monument The Bandera Fire was reported at approximately 10:50 am on April 24, 2017. The fire is located approximately 18 miles SW of Grants, NM in the northwest corner (this is a correction, previous update […]

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Winds Postpone Moya Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – April 24, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest today postponed the previously announced Moya prescribed burn that was tentatively scheduled for this week due to forecasted winds. The National Weather Service issued a Fire Weather Watch for northern and Central New Mexico for Monday […]

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Cuba Ranger District Plans to Conduct Moya Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – April 21, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest hope to conduct the previously announced Moya prescribed burn over two days next week if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, remain favorable. The treatment area for the Moya prescribed burn is […]

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SFNF Fire Crews Meet Objectives on Watershed Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – April 19, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) said today that the prescribed burn implemented one week ago in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed successfully met objectives, removing heavy fuels to reduce the risk of high-intensity wildfire and restore the landscape to historic […]

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NM Governor Proclaims April 16-22 as Wildfire Awareness Week

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has proclaimed April 16 through April 22 as Wildfire Awareness Week. During a news conference Tuesday, at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, representatives from the State Forestry and Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Ken McQueen called upon New Mexicans to continue to be vigilant and do […]

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Valles Caldera Plans Spring Prescribed Burns

Jemez Springs, NM – Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement prescribed burn projects that may begin should conditions allow over the next two months of April and May.  The prescribed burn will be within a 703-acre project area on Valles Caldera National Preserve, north of NM State Route 4 in the Banco Bonito […]

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Upcoming Prescribed Burns on Coyote Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – April 17, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct previously announced prescribed burns as early as Monday, April 24, and continuing through the rest of the week if conditions, including fuel moistures, predicted weather and air […]

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Lincoln National Forest – 04/16/17 – 6:30 pm Prescribed Fire Update

Prescribed Fire Update – 04/16/17 – 6:30 pm:  Firefighters successfully treated 150 acres today on the Wet Burnt Prescribed Fire project, located north of Mayhill.  Today’s staffing (firefighting resources) included 3 BLM engines, 5 Forest Service engines and one Interagency Hotshot Crew. Total number of personnel:  55.  Firefighters will return to the project tomorrow to […]

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BLM Plans Prescribed Fire on Pelona Mountain in Catron County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Socorro Field Office, in cooperation with the New Mexico State Land Office, plans to conduct a prescribed fire in east-central Catron County between April 17 and May 26, weather permitting.  The goal is to burn between 15,000-20,000 acres of lands administered by the BLM and the New Mexico State […]

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Lincoln National Forest – HIGH describes current Fire Danger for the Forest

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – With the increase in hotter temperatures and drying winds over the past few days, drier fuel moistures have escalated the potential for an increase unwanted wildland fire starts. Based on current weather and fuel conditions and the increase in public and recreational activities within the Forest during the upcoming weeks, […]

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Prescribed Fire Extended for McKinley and Sandoval Counties in April

Due to recent moisture making roads impassable, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office was not able to conduct prescribed burn operations on approximately 300 acres within the Ignacio Chavez and Chamisa Wilderness Study Areas.  Staff will now conduct the burn anytime until the end of April, weather permitting.   The area, known […]

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Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Watershed Completed

Media Advisory SANTA FE, NM – April 11, 2017 – For Immediate Release – Fire crews completed the 340-acre prescribed fire in the Santa Fe Watershed at approximately 4:20 p.m. today. Transport winds from the south are expected to continue into the evening, pushing the smoke north of Santa Fe. Moisture, including higher humidity and […]

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Spring Prescribed Burns Planned on Jemez Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – April 11, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable spring conditions to conduct prescribed burns during a window that opens April 17 and ends on May 21, 2017.  That window is dependent on favorable […]

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Previously Announced Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Watershed Is a GO for Tomorrow

SANTA FE, NM – April 10, 2017 – For Immediate Release. After careful consideration of current and forecasted conditions, including winds, weather and relative humidity, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of a favorable window to conduct the previously announced prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned in Otero County

On April 5-6, 2017, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in conjunction with Holloman Air Force Base, is planning a prescribed burn within Otero County in southern New Mexico.  Personnel will concentrate their efforts on burning the Centennial Bombing Range located on McGregor Range.  Centennial is approximately 20 miles northeast of Oro Grande, New Mexico, […]

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BLM Plans Prescribed Fire in Cibola County Between April 10-April 30

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office plans to conduct an approximately 4,500 acre prescribed fire 40 miles southeast of Grants, New Mexico, within the El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA) from April 10 through April 30, weather permitting.  The prescribed fire is being conducted in cooperation with the New Mexico Department […]

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