KNOW BEFORE YOU GO — Are Fire Restrictions or Burn Bans in place in New Mexico?

  KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!  For current status of Fire Restrictions (on public lands) and LOCAL and COUNTY Burn Bans across the State of New Mexico, please visit:  firerestrictions.us/nm

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Diener Canyon and Bluewater Fire Command to be Transferred Back to the Cibola National Forest

As fire activity has drastically decreased, so has the need for personnel and equipment. The ABQ Zone Incident Management Team will transition command of the fires back to the Cibola National Forest, Mount Taylor Ranger District, Type 4 organization tomorrow morning. The public can still expect to see smoke put up by smoldering areas within […]

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No prescribed burns on SFNF while in fire restrictions

SANTA FE, NM – April 25, 2018 – For Immediate Release. Due to overall dry conditions across the forest fire managers announce they will not conduct prescribed burns on the Santa Fe National Forest while in fire restrictions. Monsoon rains forecasted in July could, however, allow fire restrictions to be lifted sometime in the summer. […]

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Coyote Ranger District French Mesa Prescribed Burn on Hold

SANTA FE, NM – April 25, 2018 – For Immediate Release. Due to unfavorable moisture levels and weather conditions, fire managers at the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) placed the French Mesa prescribed burn on hold. Additionally, forest service personnel would like the public to report any suspicious activity in […]

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Revised Closure Order for the Bluewater and Diener Fires Area

The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands has revised the Bluewater and Diener Fires Temporary Area Closure Order. Bluewater fire: The restricted area includes all of the land contained within the following boundary: beginning in T12N, R12W Section 20 where Highway 612 ends and FSR 178 begins south along FSR 178 to T12N, R12W Section […]

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Cibola National Forest Lifts Many Portions of the Fire Closure Order

A Closure Order Issued by Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands as a result of the Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fires has been lifted in several areas. A three-sided rectangle encompassing the north, east, and south perimeter of the Bluewater Fire and FR 178 on the west will form the new closure. The only closure […]

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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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