Work on Diener Canyon and Bluewater Fires Shifts to Environmental and Road Repair

There is only one section of perimeter on the Bluewater Fire which is still requiring the attention of firefighters. It is at the northern end of the southeast flank along Salitre Mesa. The problem area is actually a cluster of several spot fires that emerged during last week’s wind events. Extinguishing the spots is being […]

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Diener Canyon and Bluewater Fire Updates for April 22, 2018

Diener Canyon and Bluewater Fire Command Transferred to  ABQ Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team A spring snowstorm brushed through the fire area on Friday evening leaving one to two inches on the higher ground on the Bluewater Fire and just a dusting on the Diener Canyon Fire. The moisture was welcome, but had very […]

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Update: Highway 116 Fire – Socorro County – 04/21/18 – 12:15 p.m.

This wildfire, burning one mile north of Bernardo, NM off of Highway 116 in northern Socorro County, is now 90% contained.  Highway 116 has been reopened by State Police and homes in the area are no longer threatened. The fire started Friday afternoon (04/20) on private land.  Crews will continue to mop up and patrol […]

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Bluewater/Diener Canyon Fire Update 4/21/18

Fire Management Team Transfers Command to Incoming Team Sunday April 22 Yesterday crews on the Bluewater Fire kept fire growth to a minimum near Forest Road (FR) 575 as they battled strong, gusty winds. Firefighters strengthened containment lines on the northeast corner of the fire, while helicopters held the containment line on the north side with […]

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Update: Highway 116 Fire – Socorro County – 04/20/18 – 9:00 p.m.

This wildfire, burning one mile north of Bernardo, NM off of Highway 116 in northern Socorro County,  is now 75% contained. The fire is estimated at 30 to 35 acres and threatening 10 to 15 homes.  Highway 116 remains closed.  The fire began around 3:00 p.m. this afternoon (04/20) on private property.   Wendy Mason […]

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Highway 116 Fire – Socorro County – 04/20/18 6:20 p.m.

A wildfire in Socorro County has shut down Highway 116, one mile north of Bernardo, NM.  The fire began around 3:00 p.m. this afternoon and is currently threatening 10 to 15 homes and some railroad tracks in the area.  The fire is estimated at 30 acres.  Multiple resources from NM State Forestry and local fire […]

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Fire Restrictions Hotline is 1-877-864-6985

Due to a high volume of visitors to https://firerestrictions.us/  you may get a 502 Error.  Please try back later as the site is working intermittently. We are working to try to resolve the issue. Fire restrictions information is also available by calling the Southwest Fire Restrictions Hotline: 1-877-864-6985. You can also visit the agencies websites directly for […]

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Temporary Fire Restrictions at Guadalupe Mountains National Park due to Extreme Wildland Fire Conditions

Fire restrictions are being imposed for Guadalupe Mountains National Park effective April 20, 2018 until rescinded. The restrictions are necessary to prevent wildfires during the current period of extreme fire danger in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. Below average precipitation and high fuel loadings combined with high temperatures and winds have necessitated fire restrictions. […]

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Implements Preventative Measures Due to Extreme Fire Danger

Due to prolonged extreme fire danger, Carlsbad Caverns National Park has implemented the following preventative measures: Closure of the Walnut Canyon Desert Drive Charcoal fires are prohibited Smoking is prohibited, except inside personal vehicles Open flames and cooking stoves are prohibited in the backcountry The extreme fire danger is due to high temperatures, low humidity, […]

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Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fire Updates for April 20, 2018

Windy Day on the Fireline, Lines Hold with Hard Work Red Flag conditions on Thursday included a significant increase in the winds and warmer and very dry conditions. There was considerable fire activity at a few spots along the southeast portion of the Bluewater Fire. Three hotshot crews and two type two crews were in […]

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BLM Implements Fire Restrictions at Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and the Lincoln Tracts

Due to current and projected fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management Roswell Field Office will enact fire restrictions beginning Friday, April 20, for the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area and the Lincoln Tracts, parcels of BLM-managed public lands in and around the community of Lincoln, New Mexico. PROHIBITIONS: 1. Building, maintaining, attending […]

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April 19, 2018 Diener Canyon/Bluewater Fires update.

A Calm Day on the Fires Allowed Prep Before Today’s Wind Wednesday brought a significant moderation in fire weather. Winds were minimal, temperatures were warmer and it was still very dry. There was considerable smoke visible from both fires, however, except for a few spots on the Diener that were quickly caught, the fuels putting […]

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All Districts of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are in Fire Restrictions

Albuquerque, NM, April 19, 2018 – The fire danger level has reached high to very high on all districts of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands. Several recent wildfires were caused by unattended campfires! Stage 1 fire restrictions are in place on all of Cibola’s mountain districts, including the Mount Taylor, Magdalena (except for the […]

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Magdalena Ranger District going into Stage I Fire Restrictions

Magdalena, NM; April 18, 2018 – For Immediate Release. Fire danger has increased to High across the Magdalena Ranger District, due to the recent hot and dry weather patterns across the region. In response to the current conditions, fire managers will enact Stage I fire restrictions beginning Wednesday, April 18, 2018 for the Magdalena Mountain […]

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Lincoln National Forest – FINAL UPDATE for the Russia Fire (located about 6 miles south of Cloudcroft)

FINAL FIRE UPDATE – 04/18/18  4:00 pm – Firefighters held the Russia Fire and declared it 100% contained at 1:00 pm today (4/18/18).  The final size of the fire was one-quarter of an acre.  THIS WILL BE THE FINAL UPDATE FOR THE RUSSIA FIRE UNLESS THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO REPORT. Regarding smoke, in the […]

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