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Ojo de Los Casos Fire Burning Near Dog Head Fire Scar

Mountainair, NM – For Immediate Release – The Ojo de los Casos Fire, burning on the Mountainair Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest since Wednesday July 8, has reached 167 acres and is 0% contained. The size increase is contributed to more accurate mapping as well as an infrared flight overnight. Lots of good […]

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Crews Make Progress Overnight on Ojo De Los Casos Fire

Mountainair, NM, July 9, 2020, 7:30am – The Ojo De La Caso Fire is now estimated at approximately 90 acres with no containment.  As fire activity slowed overnight, crews worked diligently to establish a line around a large section of the fire.  Smoke from the fire will likely become more visible as the day heats […]

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Ojo De Los Casos Fire Burning in Northern Manzano Mountains

Mountainair, NM, July 8, 2020, 11pm – The Ojo De Los Casos Fire, burning on the north end of the Mountainair Ranger District was reported just before 6pm this evening.  Air resources were quickly dispatched with several air tanker retardant drops made as well as helicopter water bucket drops before darkness grounded all aircraft.  The […]

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Ojo de los Casos Fire

Mountainair, NM, July 8, 2020 – The Ojo de los Casos Fire is burning on the north end of the Manzano Mountains, near the Dog Head fire scar. The fire is estimated at 20 acres and was initially very active, causing big plumes of smoke that could be seen from  the Albuquerque, East Mountain, and […]

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Los Charcos Fire Operations Focus on Community Protection

May 23, 2020 Update Isleta Pueblo – For Immediate Release – The human caused Los Charcos Fire on tribal and private land has grown to approximately 90 acres and is located south of the Isleta Pueblo between Highway 314 and the Upper Peralta Riverside Drain, straddling the Rio Grande River. The incident was first reported […]

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Triple Nickle Fire Command Transferred Back to Mt. Taylor Ranger District

Grants, NM; September 2, 2019 – For Immediate Release. The ABQ Zone Incident Management Team has transitioned command of the Triple Nickle Fire back to the Mt. Taylor Ranger District Type 4 organization today. The Team was brought in to manage the fire on the district for multiple resource benefit. As a result of an […]

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Ignitions Completed on Triple Nickle Fire

Grants, NM; August 31, 2019 – For Immediate Release. The Triple Nickle Fire, located on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that is being managed to meet multiple resource objectives. The fire has grown to an estimated 8,063 acres with 124 personnel assigned. Fire crews completed aerial ignitions yesterday and will […]

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Operations Winding Down on the Triple Nickle Fire

Grants, NM; August 30, 2019 – For Immediate Release. The Triple Nickle Fire, located on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that is being managed to meet multiple resource objectives. The fire has grown to an estimated 7,250 acres with 124 personnel assigned. In order to reduce firefighter exposure, fire managers […]

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Triple Nickle Fire Improves Wildlife Habitat

Grants, NM; August 29, 2019 – For Immediate Release. The Triple Nickle Fire, located on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that is being managed to meet multiple resource objectives. The fire has grown to an estimated 5,414 acres with approximately 130 personnel assigned. In order to reduce firefighter exposure, fire […]

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Triple Nickle Fire at 5,078 acres

Grants, NM; August 28, 2019 – For Immediate Release. The Triple Nickle Fire, located on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that is being managed to meet multiple resource objectives. The fire has grown to an estimated 5,078 acres with approximately 130 personnel assigned. In order to reduce firefighter exposure, fire […]

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Triple Nickle Fire at 4,627 acres

Grants, NM; August 27, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Triple Nickle Fire, located on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that is being managed to meet multiple resource objectives. The fire has grown to an estimated 4,627 acres with approximately 130 personnel assigned. In order to reduce firefighter exposure, fire […]

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Firefighters Continue to Protect Resources on Triple Nickle Fire

Grants, NM; August 26, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Triple Nickle Fire, located in the San Mateo Mountains on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that is being managed to meet multiple resource objectives. The fire has grown to an estimated 4,200 acres with approximately 130 personnel assigned. In order […]

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Burn Operations Continue on Triple Nickle Fire

Grants, NM; August 25, 2019 – For Immediate Release. The Triple Nickle Fire, located in the San Mateo Mountains on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that is being managed to meet multiple resource objectives. The fire has grown to an estimated 4,101 acres with approximately 100 personnel assigned. In order […]

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Returning Fire to Forest Restores Ecosystem Health

Grants, NM; August 24, 2019 – For Immediate Release.  The Triple Nickle Fire, located in the San Mateo Mountains on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that is being managed to meet multiple resource objectives. The fire has grown to an estimated 2,848 acres with approximately 100 personnel assigned. In order […]

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Forest Benefits from Triple Nickle Fire, More Smoke Expected

Triple_Nickle_Fire_2019_CDT_ReRoute Grants, NM; August 23, 2019 – For Immediate Release. The Triple Nickle Fire, located in the San Mateo Mountains on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, is a lightning caused fire that is being managed to meet multiple resource objectives. The fire has grown to an estimated 2,900 acres with approximately 100 personnel assigned. In […]

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Aerial Ignitions to Occur on Triple Nickle Fire

Grants, NM; August 22, 2019 – For Immediate Release. The Triple Nickle Fire located in the San Mateo Mountains, on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District is a lightning caused fire that is being managed to meet multiple resource objectives. The fire has grown to an estimated 387 acres with approximately 100 personnel assigned. In order […]

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Triple Nickle Fire – Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Cibola NF – August 21, 2019

Grants, NM; August 21, 2019 – For Immediate Release. The Triple Nickle Fire located in the San Mateo Mountains, on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District is a lightning caused fire that is being managed for resource benefit. The fire has grown to an estimated 225 acres with approximately 100 personnel assigned. In order to reduce […]

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San Antonio Fire Update 6/21/2018

Firefighters continue to make progress in their work to contain the San Antonio Fire that has been active over the past week. Containment is a direct action where crews remove vegetation next to the fires edge, creating a fireline. With no additional fuel to consume, the fire remains within the established fireline. Containment describes how […]

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Drying Trend Poses Risk – San Antonio Fire Update

Although the much needed rain aided the firefighting efforts, it was short lived as a drying trend is predicted for the next week. With an increase in temperature and lowering of humidity, roads and vegetation are drying, which may contribute to higher fire activity. Yesterday’s reconnaissance flight indicated multiple spot fires on the northwest perimeter […]

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Moisture Slows the San Antonio Fire

The lightning-caused San Antonio Fire on Valles Caldera National Preserve has grown to 495 acres and is located within the northwest area of the preserve between Valle San Antonio and the northern boundary. Firefighters were able to establish hand line along the north and southwestern flanks of the fire. In addition, air support dropped retardant […]

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