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 […]

Continue reading

Three Rivers Fire Update – May 6, 2021

Updates will now be released every other day unless there is a significant change. Acres: 7,033 acres Containment: 33% Resources: 132 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer. Start Date: April 26, 2021: 8:00 am Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire spread towards Ski Apache and the […]

Continue reading

Three Rivers Fire Update – May 4, 2021

Acres: 7,020 acres Containment: 23% Resources: 284 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, and mixed conifer. Start Date: April 26, 2021: 8:00 am Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Origin Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire has spread towards both Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area. Ruidoso, New Mexico, May 4, 2021 – Moderate winds […]

Continue reading

SFNF Coyote District Plans Mesa Poleo/Cordova Prescribed Burn

SANTA FE, NM – May 3, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) may be able to complete implementation of the previously announced Cordova Unit 1 and Cordova Unit 3 prescribed burns on the Coyote Ranger District as early as this Thursday and Friday, May 6-7. The decision to proceed with […]

Continue reading

Magdalena Ranger District to Implement Durfee Bolander Unit 10 Prescribed Fire

Albuquerque, NM – May 3, 2021 – If conditions remain favorable, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement the previously announced Durfee Bolander Unit 10 prescribed burn on the Magdalena Ranger District as early as Tues, May 4th and continue through Sat., May 8th. The decision to […]

Continue reading

Salt Creek Fire – BIA-Navajo Region – May 3, 2021

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo RegionWildland Fire & Aviation Management Wildfire Morning Update  May 03, 2021  Salt Creek Fire updated size at 422 acres and remains at 50% containment  Fire Activity: Late yesterday, the fire perimeter was remapped at 422 acres. Today, crews will be continuing to secure the fire perimeter and other resources will […]

Continue reading

Three Rivers Fire Update – May 3, 2021

Acres: 7,119 Percent Containment: 23% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 317 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Ruidoso, New Mexico, March 3, 2021 – Strong wind gusts yesterday tested the fire lines constructed by fire crews over the past several days. […]

Continue reading

Mount Taylor Ranger District to Implement Copperton Prescribed fire

Albuquerque, NM – May 3, 2021 – If conditions remain favorable, fire managers on the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) may implement the previously announced Copperton prescribed burn on the Mount Taylor Ranger District as early as Tues, May 4th and continue through Friday May 7th. The decision to proceed continues […]

Continue reading

Three Rivers Fire – Weather & Fire Behavior

Ruidoso, New Mexico, May 2, 2021 – Dan Pearson, Three Rivers Fire Behavior Analyst, is responsible forcollecting weather data, predicting fire growth, and developing strategic and tactical fire behaviorinformation. He looks at the interaction of topography, fuels, and weather to determine what the fire’s effectswill be. All this critical information is used by incident managers […]

Continue reading

Three Rivers Fire Update – May 2, 2021

Acres: 7,119 Percent Containment: 19% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 337 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Ruidoso, New Mexico, March 2, 2021 – A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for today. This means warm […]

Continue reading

Three Rivers Fire Update – May 1, 2021

Acres: 6,951 Percent Containment: 13% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 361 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Ruidoso, New Mexico, May1, 2021 – Firefighters continue to make progress in their work to contain the Three Rivers Fire that has been active […]

Continue reading

Carson National Forest Fire Managers Proceed with Prescribed Burns Today

TAOS, NM – April 30, 2021 — After successful test ignitions, crews are proceeding with the previously announced Martinez Canyon and Ring Rx prescribed burns today on the Carson National Forest. Both prescribed burns are expected to continue through Saturday, May 1, 2021 if favorable weather is present. The 1,893-acre Martinez Canyon prescribed burn is […]

Continue reading

Three Rivers Fire Update – April 30, 2021

Acres: 5,557 Percent Containment: 13% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources: 266 Vegetation: Grass, dead/down timber, mixed conifer Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire has spread towards both Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area Ruidoso, New Mexico, April 30, 2021 – The much-welcomed rain and […]

Continue reading

Three Rivers Fire Update – April 29, 2021

Acres: 12,000 acres Percent Containment: 5% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Resources Assigned: 168 Structures burned: 0 Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire has spread towards both Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area.                                          Crews Continue to Work After Rain Douses Fire  Overnight                                                                                         The […]

Continue reading

Three Rivers Fire – April 28, 2021 Evening Update

Acres: 12,000 Percent Containment: 5% Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, April 26, 2021 Structures burned: 0 Number of Resources: 168 Cause: Unknown, under investigation Origin/Location: ½ mile north of Three Rivers Campground; fire has spread towards both Ski Apache and the South Fork/Bonito area. Cooler Weather Slows Three Rivers Fire Growth Southwest Type 1 Team 2, […]

Continue reading

Francisco Fire Now at 90% Containment

Jurisdiction: Carson National Forest, Camino Real Ranger District Fire Size: 15 Acres Containment: 90% Cause: Unknown Resources: 2 engines, 1 handcrew Date/Time Detected: Monday, April 26, 2021, 10:00 p.m. Location: 3 miles NW of the community of Truchas Fire Update: The Francisco Fire, first detected on Monday evening about 3 miles northwest of Truchas, New […]

Continue reading

Three Rivers Fire Evening Update: April 27, 2021

Fire Size: 12,000 acres Containment: 5% Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Resources: 8 Engines, 6 Type-1 Crews, 1 Type-2 Crew, 2 Helicopters, 1 Bulldozer, 1 Water Tender. Additional resources have been ordered and will be arriving tomorrow. Total Personnel: 210 Date/Time Detected: 8:42 am, Monday, April 26, 2021 Location: The fire started half a mile north […]

Continue reading

Crews Respond to Francisco Fire

Jurisdiction: Carson National Forest, Camino Real Ranger District Fire Size: 15 Acres Containment: 20% Cause: Unknown Resources: 5 engines, 1 helicopter, 1 handcrew Date/Time Detected: Monday, April 26, 2021, 10:00 p.m. Location: 3 miles NW of the community of Truchas Fire Update: Fire crews are responding to the Francisco Fire, approximately 3 miles NW of […]

Continue reading

April 27, 2021: Three Rivers Fire Morning Update: Fire Receives Snow and Rain

Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District Fire Size: 6100 acres Containment: 0% Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Resources: 9 Engines, 1 Type-1 Hotshot Crew, 1 Large Air Tanker, 2 Air Attack, 1 Helicopter. Multiple additional resources have been ordered and will be arriving as soon as possible. Date/Time Detected: 8:46am, Monday, April 26, 2021 Location: The fire […]

Continue reading

Three Rivers Fire Evening Update: April 26, 2021

Jurisdiction: Smokey Bear Ranger District Fire Size: 4000 acres Containment: 0% Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation Resources: 9 Engines, 1 Type-1 Hotshot Crew, 1 Large Air Tanker, 2 Air Attack, 1 Helicopter. Multiple additional resources have been ordered and will be arriving as soon as possible. Date/Time Detected: Morning of Monday, April 26, 2021 Location: The […]

Continue reading

Paradise Loop Fire – Torrance County -April 26, 2021

The Paradise Loop Fire, located in Edgewood off Highway 66 in Torrance County, is 85% contained and remains estimated at 52 acres. Today firefighters will continue to work toward full containment in preparation for strong winds forecast for the area. No structures are threatened. This will be the final update for this fire unless there are […]

Continue reading