SFNF Plans to Conduct Prescribed Burn on Rowe Mesa Next Week

SANTA FE, NM – April 18, 2019 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest plan to conduct the East Rowe Mesa Phase II prescribed burn on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District from Tuesday, April 23, through Sunday, April 28, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather, remain favorable. The 293-acre […]

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Pacheco Canyon Prescribed Burn Planned as Early as Next Week

SANTA FE, NM – April 18, 2019 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to initiate a prescribed burn in Pacheco Canyon on the Española Ranger District as early as Monday, […]

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Lincoln National Forest – Sacramento Ranger District: Prescribed Burn Near Bluewater Ranch

The Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District is proceeding with a prescribed burn approximately two miles west of Bluewater Ranch passed Seep Canyon. Multiple piles will be treated with hand ignitions today. Crews hope to claim 150 acres. Work began around 10:00 a.m. this morning.  Weather conditions are optimal with mild winds and cooler temperatures. […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned in Canjilon Ranger District in May

Taos, NM—April 17, 2019—Fire managers on the Carson National Forest plan to take advantage of favorable conditions including fuel moisture levels, air quality, winds and weather forecasts to continue the Highway 84 prescribed burn on the Canjilon Ranger District.  Last fall, 181 acres of the 820-acre unit were accomplished. The remaining 639 acres will be […]

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Prescribed Burn in Santa Fe Watershed is a Go

SANTA FE, NM – April 16, 2019 – In consultation with the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and the Southwest Coordination Center (SWCC), the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is proceeding with a prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed today. Up to […]

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Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Planned for Tomorrow

SANTA FE, NM – April 15, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to conduct the previously announced prescribed burn near Nichols Reservoir in the lower Santa Fe Municipal Watershed […]

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2019 – Prevention Today for Protection Tomorrow!

Seven ways to reduce your wildfire risk in just one day! Plan a project this weekend. https://goo.gl/7Xpjr7 #WildfireSafety #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Lincoln National Forest – Lewis Prescribed Burn 4/12/2019

The Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District will continue with ignition on the Lewis Prescribed fire today. The prescribed burn is located near the towns of Weed and Sacramento, NM. Smoke may impact various roads in the area and may be visible from the communities of Weed, Mayhill, Sacramento and Cloudcroft NM. The public is […]

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UPDATE: 267 Fire – Roosevelt County – 04/11/19 – 4:52 p.m.

The “267 Fire” located near Portales, NM in Roosevelt County is estimated at 1,800 acres and 80% contained. The Acting Roosevelt County Emergency Manager reports all evacuations have been lifted. Four (4) homes and several outbuildings were lost in the fire. Two people were injured, including a Portales firefighter who was treated and released and an elderly woman […]

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UPDATE: 267 Fire – Roosevelt County – 04/10/19 – 8:05 p.m.

The “267 Fire” burning near Portales, NM in Roosevelt County has been contained. The fire is currently estimated at 1,000 acres. At least four structures have been lost and one person was taken to an area hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. Evacuations remain in place in the area of the fire while crews work to put […]

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267 Fire – Roosevelt County – 04/10/19 – 4:25 p.m.

The “267 Fire” in Roosevelt County has forced evacuations in the area of Floyd, NM. At least 2 homes have been lost and road closures are in place due to poor visibility from smoke and dust. Resources with State Forestry and local firefighters are making good progress. Wind gusts are reported at 50 miles per hour. The fire began […]

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2019 – Prevention Today for Protection Tomorrow!

Learn before you burn waste and debris. Check weather & local regulations. Only burn natural materials & vegetation. Look up, down, and around for a clear area. Don’t walk away until it’s out cold! https://goo.gl/EuhVtx #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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

MAGDALENA, NM, April 9, 2019– Fire managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are planning to conduct the Baney prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District this spring in the  San Mateo Mountains. Aerial and hand ignition will be used to treat up to 5,000 acres in the project area, located on the northwest […]

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2019 – Prevention Today for Protection Tomorrow!

Know before you go! Make it a point to know the rules and regulations related to shooting in areas experiencing hot, dry conditions. https://goo.gl/zmqQM3 #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2019 – Prevention Today for Protection Tomorrow!

Go prepared! Check your chains before you hit the road. Dragging tow chains or other metal parts from vehicles can throw sparks. https://youtu.be/Nmk7YzZmaPU #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #SmokeyBear

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Gila National Forest – East Centerfire Prescribed Burn (Quemado RD) postponed

The Gila NF, Quemado Ranger District will not conduct the previously announced prescribed burn in the area known as East Centerfire today, April 8. After reviewing conditions on the ground, including recent precipitation, and forecasted weather and winds, fire managers decided to postpone the burn. Fire managers will look for a window next week to […]

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Gila National Forest – Update on Alum Fire, April 6, 2019

The Alum Fire, which is burning on National Forest System Lands, within the boundaries of the Gila Wilderness. It is located just south of the Grapevine Campground, and west of NM Hwy 15. Helicopter survey has verified the fire at an estimated 10 acres and on both sides of the river. This fire is burning […]

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Gila National Forest: Alum Fire

The Alum Fire, which is located on National Forest System lands, within the boundaries of the Gila Wilderness, is south of the Grapevine Campground and west of NM Hwy 15. This is approximately 5-10 acres, probably human-caused. Silver City Hotshots and Type 2helicopter have been ordered and will arrive in the a.m. An initial attack […]

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Media Advisory: Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Postponed Again; May Be Rescheduled Sometime Next Week

SANTA FE, NM – April 4, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will not conduct the previously announced prescribed burn near Nichols Reservoir in the lower Santa Fe Municipal Watershed tomorrow, April 5. After reviewing conditions on the ground, including recent precipitation, and forecasted weather and winds, fire managers decided […]

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Lincoln National Forest, Lewis Prescribed Burn Update April 4-7

The Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District will continue with ignition on the Lewis Prescribed fire as conditions allow April 4-7, 2019. The prescribed burn is located near the towns of Weed and Sacramento, NM. Smoke may impact various roads in the area and may be visible from the communities of Weed, Mayhill, Sacramento and […]

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