Recreational drones near wildfires are not safe #IfYouFlyWeCant #NoDronesInFireZones

There have been multiple aircraft incursions, including drones, planes, and helicopters, on the wildfires burning in Northern New Mexico over the past several weeks. The most recent incidents took place on May 14th and 15th, 2022, on the Cerro Pelado Fire in the Jemez Mountains. We can’t stress enough how dangerous drones and other private […]

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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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Cibola National Forest to implement Forest Closure for Stage 3 Fire Restrictions effective Thursday, May 19th

Mt. Taylor, Mountainair, and Sandia Ranger Districts Order Number 03-0727 Albuquerque, NM – May 17, 2022 – Based on extreme fire danger, the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands (NF& NGs) will implement Stage 3 Forest Closure on all National Forest System lands, roads, and trails within the boundary of the Mt. Taylor, Mountainair and […]

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Santa Fe NF to Implement Forest-wide Closure Order May 19

SANTA FE, NM – May 17, 2022 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will implement a forest-wide closure order at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022, prohibiting public access across the entire 1.6-million-acre forest due to active wildfires and extreme fire danger. The closure order will remain in effect until December 31, 2022, unless […]

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Cerro Pelado Fire Daily Update Tuesday, May 17, 2022

INCIDENT STATISTICS: Current Size: 45,605 Acres Current Containment: 71% Start Date: April 22, 2022 Cause: Unknown Total Personnel: 936 WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR: Today moderate westerly and terrain driven winds are expected, and temperatures over the fire area will rise to around 80°F. Relative humidity will drop into the single digits again in the afternoon, […]

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Neighboring fires contribute smoke over the Bear Trap Fire

May 17, 2022 Daily Update Acres: 15,215 acres             Containment: 28% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 629          Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: A weather system moved in from the west yesterday causing smoke from the nearby Black Fire on the Gila […]

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Black Fire Update for May 17, 2022

Location of Origin: 24 miles north of Mimbres in the Gila National ForestStart date: May 13, 2022, 9 p.m. MDTSize: 56,132Percent Contained: 0%Cause: UndeterminedResources Assigned: 153 personnel, 11 crews, 3 helicopters, 5 engines, 1 water tender Closures: Partial closure in effect for portions of Forest Road 150, Forest Service Trails 708, 713, 716 Safety: Please […]

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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires, May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022, Daily Update, 08:00AM Acres: 299,565| Containment: 26% | Total personnel: 2,094 Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Under investigation | Location: Located near Gallinas Canyon Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass Highlights: […]

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Incendios de Hermits Peak y Calf Canyon, 17 de mayo de 2022

[Spanish version] 17 de mayo de 2022, actualización diaria, 09:00AM Acres: 299,565| Containment: 26% | Total personnel: 2,094 Fecha de inicio: Hermits Peak: 6 de abril, 2022; Calf Canyon: 19 de abril, 2022 Causa: Hermits Peak: brasas escapando fuera del fuego prescrito; Calf Canyon: Bajo investigación  Ubicación: Situado cerca del Cañón de Gallinas  Combustibles:  Coníferas […]

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Cerro Pelado Fire Daily Update Monday, May 16, 2022

INCIDENT STATISTICS: Current Size: 45,605 Acres Current Containment: 62% Start Date: April 22, 2022 Cause: Unknown Total personnel: 1,001 Community meeting at 5:30 this evening at Los Alamos High School Available virtually on Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85125009104 WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR: Firefighters welcome clouds and higher relative humidity. As the cloud cover burns off in the late morning, temperatures will top out […]

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Incendios de Hermits Peak y Calf Canyon 16 de mayo de 2022

[Spanish version] 16 de mayo de 2022, actualización diaria, 09:00AM Acres:   298,060 acres – Contención 27% – Total de personal: 2015 Fecha de inicio: Hermits Peak: 6 de abril, 2022; Calf Canyon: 19 de abril, 2022 Causa: Hermits Peak: brasas escapando fuera del fuego prescrito; Calf Canyon: Bajo investigación Ubicación: Situado cerca del Cañón de […]

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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires, May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022, Daily Update, 09:00AM Acres: 298,060 | Containment: 27% | Total personnel: 2,015 Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Under investigation | Location: Located near Gallinas Canyon Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass […]

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Bear Trap Fire experiences less fire spread in past 24 hours

May 16, 2022 Daily Update Acres: 13,504 acres Containment: 30% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 540 Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: Despite exceptionally dry conditions, higher than normal temperatures, and increasing winds, the Bear Trap Fire experienced less spread in the past 24 hours. Firefighters continue to monitor fire activity […]

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Black Fire Update 5-16-22

Location of Origin: 24 miles north of Mimbres in the Gila National ForestStart date: May 13, 2022, 9 p.m. MDTSize: 18,762Percent Contained: 0%Cause: UndeterminedResources Assigned: 141 personnel, 2 crews, 2 helicopters, 7 engines, 1 water tender Closures: Partial closure in effect for portions of Forest Road 150, Forest Service Trails 708, 713, 716 Safety: Please […]

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Black Fire Update for May 15, 2022

Location of origin: north of Black Canyon, west of Forest Road 150, 24 miles north of Mimbres Start Date: May 13, 2022 at 9:30 p.m. Size: 1,174 Percent Contained: 0% Cause: Undetermined Resources Assigned: 121 personnel – 4 crews, 2 helicopters, 7 engines, 1 water tender Closures: USFS Trail 708, 713, 716, Forest Road 150 […]

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Historically dry conditions and high temperatures fuel the Bear Trap Fire

May 15, 2022 Daily Update Acres: 11,550 acres             Containment: 30% Cause: Undetermined Total Personnel: 540          Start Date:  May 1, 2022 Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NM Fuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: Historically dry conditions and higher than normal temperatures along with increasing winds continue to test the Bear Trap Fire. […]

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Cerro Pelado Fire Daily Update Sunday, May 15, 2022

INCIDENT STATISTICS: Current Size: 45,602 Acres Current Containment: 40% Start Date: April 22, 2022 Cause: Unknown Total personnel: 1,078 PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: Monday, May 16, 2022, located at the Los Alamos High School at 5:30 pm. WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR: Firefighters expect moderate terrain-influenced winds and near record warmth today. Midday high temperatures at upper […]

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Incendios de Hermits Peak y Calf Canyon 15 de mayo de 2022, actualización diaria

Acres:   288,942acres – Contención 36% – Total de personal: 1,930 Fecha de inicio: Hermits Peak: 6 de abril, 2022; Calf Canyon: 19 de abril, 2022 Causa: Hermits Peak: brasas escapando fuera del fuego prescrito; Calf Canyon: Bajo investigación Ubicación: Situado cerca del Cañón de Gallinas  Combustibles:  Coníferas mezclado pesadas, pino ponderosa, matorral y hierba Lo […]

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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires May 15, 2022, Daily Update

Acres: 288,942 acres | Containment: 36% | Total personnel: 1,930 Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Under investigation | Location: Located near Gallinas Canyon | Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass Highlights: The Facebook page […]

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Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 Assumes Command of Bear Trap Fire

May 14, 2022 Daily Update Acres: 9,563 acres  Start Date:  May 1, 2022Cause: UndeterminedContainment: 31%Total Personnel: 483      Location: San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Socorro County, NMFuels: Pine, Pinyon-Juniper and Grass Highlights: The Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4, led by Incident Commander Aaron Hulburd, assumed command of the Bear Trap Fire at 6:00 AM […]

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