Current Fire Restrictions in New Mexico

Note: This post will be discontinued as a restrictions source starting today, 4/5/2021. A new fire restrictions mapping tool is now available. Below are the current fire restrictions in New Mexico. This may not reflect all fire restrictions in the state. Contact your local fire department or government agency for additional information. FEDERALKiowa/Rita Blanca National […]

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Gila National Forest: Two Wildland Fires on Quemado Ranger District

Dry Fire The Dry Fire is approximately 20 acres, burning on National Forest system lands, Catron County, NM on the Gila National Forest. This fire is close to Dry Blue Creek. Freeman Fire The Freeman Fire is approximately 15 acres, burning on National Forest system lands, Catron County, NM on the Gila National Forest. This […]

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Carson National Forest Makes Progress on Mesita Prescribed Burn

Taos, NM — April 13, 2021 — Fire managers are taking advantage of favorable conditions and cooler temperatures today to proceed with the previously announced Mesita broadcast burn in the Canjilon Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). The 902-acre Mesita broadcast burn near Canjilon, New Mexico is a project to protect communities from high-severity wildfire and reduce […]

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Magdalena Ranger District to Implement Durfee Bolander Unit 2A Prescribed Burn Today

Albuquerque, NM – April 12, 2021 – Fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) will implement the previously announced Durfee Bolander Unit 2a prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District today. The decision to proceed is on multiple factors, including resources, fuel moisture levels, air quality, ventilation, and forecasted […]

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Rio Fire – Rio Arriba County – April 12, 2021

The Rio Fire, located in the community of Abiquiu in Rio Arriba County is now 80% contained. Today resources will continue to mop up and secure the perimeter of the fire. No structures are threatened and there are no evacuations. The fire was reported around 2:00 p.m. April 10th and burned on both sides of the Rio Chama River. […]

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140 Fire – Rio Arriba County – April 12, 2021

The 140 Fire, located in the community of Abiquiu in Rio Arriba County, is currently 60% contained. Today resources will continue to mop up and secure the perimeter of the fire. No structures are threatened and there are no evacuations. The fire was reported around 2:00 p.m. April 10th and burned on both sides of the Rio Chama River. This […]

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Ignitions to begin at Cerro del Aire (Wind Mountain) Prescribed Fire

Today, fire managers with the Bureau of Land Management, Taos Field Office, plan to begin ignitions at the 1,000-acre Cerro del Aire (Wind Mountain) Prescribed Fire located within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and northeast of Tres Piedras, N.M. Higher relative humidity is expected this week, in addition to other favorable weather conditions. […]

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Mountainair Ranger District May Implement the Thunderbird Prescribed Burn Monday

Mountainair, NM – April 11, 2021 – If conditions remain favorable, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may begin implementation of the previously announced Thunderbird prescribed burn on the Mountainair Ranger District as early as Monday. The decision to proceed will depend on multiple factors, including resource availability, […]

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140 Fire – Rio Arriba County – April 11, 2021

The 140 Fire, located in the community of Abiquiu in Rio Arriba County, is now 30% contained. Today resources from the Forestry Division and Rio Arriba County will continue to secure the perimeter of the fire and mop up hot spots. No structures are threatened at this time and evacuations were lifted by the Rio Arriba County […]

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Rio Fire – Rio Arriba County – April 11, 2021

The Rio Fire, located in the community of Abiquiu in Rio Arriba County is now 50% contained. Today resources from the Forestry Division and Rio Arriba County will continue to secure the perimeter of the fire and mop up hot spots. No structures are threatened at this time and there are no evacuations. The fire was reported around 2:00 […]

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140 Fire – Rio Arriba County – April 10, 2021

The 140 Fire is located in the Rio Chama bosque off of US County Road 140 in Abiquiu. Multiple homes are threatened and at least one residence has burned. The Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Department is conducting evacuations. Numerous local and state resources are working together to suppress this fire and along with a second fire 2 miles […]

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Rio Fire – Rio Arriba County – April 10, 2021

The Rio Fire is located in the Rio Chama bosque off of US Highway 84 in Abiquiu. The fire is estimated at 4-5 acres and burning on both sides of the river. Multiple homes are threatened. The Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Department is conducting evacuations. Numerous local and state resources are working together to suppress […]

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Baca Prescribed Burn Scheduled for the Week of April 12, 2021

RUIDOSO, NM – Apr. 9, 2021 — The Smokey Bear Ranger District on the Lincoln National Forest plans to conduct a prescribed burn near Baca Campground starting Monday, April 12, 2021, as conditions allow. The prescribed fire located south of Forest Service Road 57 and southwest of Baca Campground will remove an accumulation of woody […]

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SFNF Coyote District Plans Cordova Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – April 9, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) may begin implementation of the Cordova Unit 1 prescribed burn on the Coyote Ranger District as early as Monday, April 12. The 223-acre Cordova Unit 1 block is approximately 3 miles southwest of Mesa de Poleo. The decision […]

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Gila National Forest moves to HIGH Fire Danger

Silver City, NM. April 8, 2021—Warmer temperatures and high spring winds are increasing fire danger on the Gila National Forest. A fire danger rating of HIGH is defined as “all fine dead fuels ignite readily, and fires start easily from most causes.”  Unattended brush and campfires are likely to escape.  Fires spread rapidly, and short-distance […]

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SFNF Pecos/Las Vegas District Implements Rowe Mesa Prescribed Burn Today

SANTA FE, NM – April 8, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are taking advantage of optimal conditions to conduct the previously announced East Rowe Mesa prescribed burn on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District today. Implementation may continue tomorrow if conditions allow. Smoke management is a key part of the […]

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Media & Public Advisory: Carson National Forest May Implement Mesita Prescribed Burn Next Week

TAOS, NM – Apr. 8, 2021 — If conditions are favorable, fire managers on the Carson National Forest may begin implementation of the previously announced Mesita broadcast burn in the Canjilon Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) between Monday, April 12 and Monday, April 19.  The 902-acre Mesita broadcast burn in Canjilon, New Mexico is a project […]

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Final Update: Oak Flat Fire, Sandia Ranger District

Albuquerque, NM – April 8, 2021 – This will be the final news update. Fire management has advised that the Oak Flat Fire is 100% contained and will continue to patrol, monitor and mop up hotspots. Location:  Oak Flat area of the Sandia Ranger District, off Forest Service Road 602 on the Cibola National Forest. […]

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NEW FIRE START: Oak Flat Fire-Sandia Ranger District, Cibola National Forest

Albuquerque, NM – April 7, 2021 Location:  Oak Flat area of the Sandia Ranger District, off Forest Service Road 602 on the Cibola National Forest. Start Date: April 7, 2021         Approx. Start Time: 1500       Size: .4 acres       Cause:  Under investigation Vegetation: Pinyon, Juniper and Ponderosa Pine Resources on Scene: 2 Forest Service engines, 2 Bernalillo […]

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Gila National Forest: Final Update Elk Fire, April 7, 2021

Location:  East Elk Mountain, 30 miles east of Reserve, Catron County, NM on the Gila National Forest. Start Date: March 31, 2021              Size: ~229 acres        Cause:  Under investigation Vegetation: Piñon/juniper and grass Resources: One (1) Type 1 Initial Attack (IA) crew Summary: The Elk Fire is 229 acres and 100% contained. Incident command has transitioned […]

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BLM to conduct prescribed burn in Cibola County

Now through May 15,the Bureau of Land Management’s Rio Puerco Field Office will conduct a prescribed burn in the Chain of Craters project area, weather permitting. The burn will be conducted in several phases during this timeframe and consists of approximately 2,500 acres of ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper trees. The Chain of Craters prescribed […]

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