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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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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Cibola National Forest Districts plan Prescribed Fires

Albuquerque, NM – April 6, 2021 – Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands fire crews plan to conduct the prescribed fire projects on the Mount Taylor, Magdalena and Mountainair Ranger Districts starting as early as April 8th and continuing through April 30th pending suitable conditions. These projects are designed to reduce the accumulation of hazardous […]

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Gila National Forest: Elk Fire Update, April 6, 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, two (2) Type 2 IA Crews, one (1) handcrew, one (1) Type 6 engines, […]

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Carson National Forest Reminds Visitors of Campfire Safety to Prevent Wildfires

TAOS, NM – Apr. 6, 2021 — The Carson National Forest reminds visitors about the importance of campfire safety and preventing human-caused wildland fires. Abandoned campfires are still the leading cause of human-caused wildfires. An ongoing drying trend across the Carson National Forest has fire managers concerned about an early start to the 2021 fire […]

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New tool for fire restrictions information

SANTA FE, N.M. – Interagency public land management partners from Arizona and New Mexico have worked to develop a map-based tool to inform the public about fire restrictions on public lands. Partner agencies, under the Southwest Coordinating Group, have worked to develop a new informational web tool that went live Monday, April 5, 2021. The […]

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SFNF Reminds Visitors of Campfire Safety to Prevent Wildfires

SANTA FE, NM – Apr. 5, 2021 — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) reminds visitors about the importance of campfire safety and preventing human-caused wildland fires. Abandoned campfires are still the leading cause of human-caused wildfires. An ongoing drying trend across the Santa Fe National Forest has fire managers concerned about an early start […]

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Gila National Forest: Campfire Safety is Essential to Preventing Wildfires

Silver City, NM. April 5, 2021—The Gila National Forest wants to remind our visitors about the importance of campfire safety and your part in preventing human-caused wildland fires. The dry winter and spring combined with strong winds has already brought wildfire season to the Gila National Forest. To date, the forest has seen several small […]

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Gila National Forest: Reserve Ranger District Update, April 5, 2021

Location:  East Elk Mountain, 30 miles east of Reserve, Catron County, NM on the Gila National Forest. Start Date: March 31, 2021              Size: ~225 acres        Cause:  Under investigation Vegetation: Piñon/juniper and grass Resources: One (1) Type 1 Initial Attack (IA) crew, two (2) Type 1 IA Crews, one (1) handcrew, one (1) Type 6 engines, […]

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SFNF Española District Implements Pacheco Canyon Prescribed Burn Today

SANTA FE, NM – April 4, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are taking advantage of optimal conditions to conduct the previously announced Pacheco Canyon prescribed burn on the Española Ranger District today. Smoke management is a key part of the planning and implementation of prescribed burns. The SFNF manages […]

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Gila National Forest: Elk Fire Update, April 4, 2021

Location:  East Elk Mountain, 30 miles east of Reserve, Catron County, NM on the Gila National Forest. Start Date: March 31, 2021              Size: ~200 acres       Cause:  Under investigation Vegetation: Piñon/juniper and grass Resources: One (1)  Type 1 Initial Attack (IA) crew, two (2) Type 1 IA Crews, one (1) handcrew, one (1) Type 6 engines, […]

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