The NM Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Program offers $1 million to support rural fire departments. Apply by Sept. 30, 2022.

Important links: Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant ProgramProgram Coordinator Robert.Brown@state.nm.usForestry Division District offices

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NM Fire Information Resources

A list of official fire information resources for large wildfire incidents in New Mexico NM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Fire Resource Hotline 1-800-432-2080 for fire consequence resources or sheltering needs. NM Roads – Official Road Status for the State of NM (road closures, etc.) Map of Wildfires in NM (zoom into specific […]

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Remove Dead Plants and Debris from Property

As fall approaches and cooler temperatures set in, wildfire season can seem like a distant concern. However, this is a great time to begin preparations for the next fire season and clean up around your home. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The October […]

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Partners to Conduct Fall Season Prescribed Fire at Cottonwood Gulch’s Basecamp

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions, Forest Stewards Guild, The Ember Alliance, The Nature Conservancy, and collaborative partners to implement a broadcast burn at Cottonwood Gulch’s Basecamp this fall season. Santa Fe, NM – Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions is partnering with the Forest Stewards Guild (the Guild), The Ember Alliance, The Nature Conservancy, McKinley County, and a diverse group […]

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Post-fire Roundup

USFS Southwest Region | September 20, 2022 Punky Moore, sandra.moore2@usda.gov This roundup is intended to keep you informed about the progress that is being made on the National Forest Systems land affected by wildfires in 2022.  The primary Federal responsibilities for the recovery on National Forest System lands lie with the USDA Forest Service (FS) and for […]

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Apply Now: BLM Albuquerque District Wildland Fire Module

The Bureau of Land Management New Mexico (BLM NM) Albuquerque District Office is hiring highly qualified and motivated individuals for a new Wildland Fire Module located in Albuquerque, NM. Job announcements are open September 19th, 2022-September 28th, 2022. See below for announcement numbers and application assistance. NM BLM and Albuquerque District OverviewThe mission of the […]

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Calf Canyon-Hermits Peak Fire Final Update

Acres: 341,735| Containment: 100% | Total personnel: 402|Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass TAOS, […]

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Online Private Land Suppression Repair Request Deadline is September 12

September 7, 2022 – Calf Canyon Fire Update  Acres: 341,735| Containment: 100% | Total personnel: 508| Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM | Fuels: […]

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BLM NM Fire Seeking Crew Members for New Wildland Fire Module

The Rio Puerco Wildland Fire Module ​(WFM) is seeking highly qualified and motivated individuals for a newly developed Bureau of Land Management WFM based out of Albuquerque, NM. The WFM is hosted out of the ​Albuquerque District Rio Puerco Field Office.  As a specialized resource in the wildland fire community, we are currently seeking individuals who will contribute the […]

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Cerro Pelado Burned Area Closure Lifted

SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 1, 2022 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) rescinded the revised closure order for the Cerro Pelado burned area on the Jemez Ranger District today at 6 a.m. However, the Jemez National Recreation Area flood risk closure, signed on June 24, 2022, remains in effect. With the termination of […]

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Community meeting provides opportunity for public voices

August 31, 2022 – Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735| Containment: 100% | Total personnel: 572| Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM | […]

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Bear Trap Fire Area and Road Closures

Magdalena Ranger District – San Mateo Mountains Albuquerque, NM, Aug 31, 2022 – An area and road closure (Order 03-03-03-22-03) has been issued for National Forest System lands as described below and as depicted on the attached map as Exhibit A, within the Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest, Socorro County, New Mexico. This Order […]

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Firefighters encouraged by progress in the south

August 24, 2022 – Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735| Containment: 100% | Total personnel: 521| Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM | […]

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Calf Canyon Fire 100% Contained

August 21, 2022 – Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735 | Containment: 100% | Total personnel: 470 | Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, […]

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Information Officers Provide Assistance in Mora

August 19, 2022 – Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735| Containment: 98% | Total personnel: 470|Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM | Fuels: […]

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Forecast Calls for More Monsoon Rains  

August 17, 2022 – Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735| Containment: 98% | Total personnel: 472|Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM | Fuels: […]

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HERMITS PEAK-CALF CANYON POST-FIRE BAER PHASE 3 ASSESSMENT SUMMARY RELEASED

Santa Fe, NM – August 15, 2022 – The Forest Service–Santa Fe National Forest (USFS) completed its BAER post-fire Phase 3 assessment of the Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon burned areas and affected watersheds to determine their response, soil conditions, potential threats, and recommended BAER emergency stabilization measures and actions on National Forest System (NFS) lands. BAER […]

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Break in Monsoon Over the Weekend

August 15, 2022 – Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735| Containment: 98% | Total personnel: 488|Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM | Fuels: […]

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FOREST SERVICE BAER AERIAL SEEDING & MULCHING TREATMENTS SET TO BEGIN FOR THE HERMITS PEAK-CALF CANYON FIRE AREA

 BAER Information: (520) 906-2159 Santa Fe, NM – August 12, 2022 -The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team will begin aerial seeding and mulching treatments on National Forest System (NFS) lands in the south-central portion of the Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon Fire on August 14, 2022. Rampart Helicopter Services was awarded […]

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Firefighters and Equipment Operators Working Along Roadways   

August 12, 2022 – Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735| Containment: 98% | Total personnel: 459| Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM | […]

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Heavy Rains Continue to Delay Suppression Repair Activities and Cause Flooding

August 10, 2022 – Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735| Containment: 98% | Total personnel: 395|Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM | Fuels: […]

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