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Prescribed Burn Continuing in the Thunderbird Area of the Mountainair Ranger District

Mountainair, NM November 13, 2017: Fire managers on the Mountainair Ranger District will be resuming prescribed burning in the Manzano Mountains. If conditions are suitable, fire crews will be burning near the Thunderbird private property just north of FR#275. This is a continuation of the burns started in October. This burn is located within the […]

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Change in Fire Restrictions on The Mountainair Ranger District

Albuquerque, NM, July 8, 2016 – Due to the continued hot and dry weather pattern and increased fire danger, Stage II fire restrictions have been implemented on the Mountainair Ranger District of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands. The following are prohibited: • Building or maintaining a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove • […]

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions still in Place on Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts

Albuquerque, NM, July 5, 2016 – Recent moisture across Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands helped to reduce the potential for wildland fires, but forest fuels are still dry enough to burn. A significant amount of saturating rain is needed before fire restrictions can be lifted completely. Stage I fire restrictions remain in place on […]

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July 5th Fire Update – Cibola National Forest

North Fire – Road repair work will begin this week on Forest Roads 549, 330, and 138. The roads were used heavily throughout the suppression and rehabilitation efforts and, in some areas, damaged by the fire effects. Dog Head Fire – Engines continue to patrol the burned area. Fire activity has slowed significantly. Some smoke […]

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Update on the North and Dog Head Fires

Albuquerque, NM, July 4, 2016 – Fire activity was minimal on both the North and Dog Head fires this Fourth of July weekend. Most of the assigned crews, equipment, and support resources have been released. The Dog Head Fire, located on the Mountainair Ranger District, is 98% contained. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team […]

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Most Crews Released from Comanche Fire

  Mountainair, NM; July 2, 2016 – All but one 8 person smokejumper crew have now been released from the lightning caused Comanche Fire.  The fire was reported the afternoon of June 30th on the west side of the Manzano Mountains.  Yesterday crews worked hard to quickly line the fire and secure the perimeter.  It […]

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Crews Get a Handle on the Comanche Fire

  Mountainair, NM; July 1, 2016 – The lightning caused Comanche Fire was reported the afternoon of June 30th on the west side of the Manzano Mountains.  After yesterday’s afternoon of heavy saturation from air resources and hard work from ground crews today, the Comanche fire was called contained at 1pm this afternoon.  Crews will […]

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Crews on the Ground Suppressing the Comanche Fire

Mountainair, NM; July 1, 2016 – The lightning caused Comanche Fire was reported the afternoon of June 30th on the west side of the Manzano Mountains.  With the help of heavy air support on incredibly rugged terrain, the fire was kept small until ground crews could safely reach it this morning.  One hot shot crew, […]

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Comanche Fire Burning on the West Side of the Manzano Mountains

Mountainair, NM; June 30, 2016 – The Comanche Fire was reported this afternoon on the west side of the Manzano Mountains.  At last report, the fire size was approximately 1 to 1.5 acres.  Air tankers have been dropping fire retardant and helicopters have been assisting with water drops for several hours with some success in […]

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North Fire Now at 8,151 Acres

Magdalena, NM; June 7, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District grew by 240 acres to 8,151 acres and is at 20% containment. Acreage is expected to increase daily as ignition operations continue. The lightning-caused fire started on May 21st and is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Luera Mountains on State Trust Land South of Datil, NM

The New Mexico State Land Office and the New Mexico State Forestry Division are preparing for a prescribed burn June 6‐11, 2016, on State Trust Land approximately 30 miles south of Datil, NM, in the Luera Mountains. The intent of the burn is to reintroduce fire into the ecosystem. Returning fire to the area after […]

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The North Fire Grows Minimally to 7,911 Acres

The North Fire Grows Minimally to 7,911 acres Magdalena, NM; June 6, 2016 – The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District once again showed minimal growth yesterday and is now 7,911 acres. This number will continue to increase daily as ignition operations continue. The lightning-caused management fire started on May 21st and is located […]

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Balsam Glade Fire Sparked in the Sandia Mountains

U.S. Forest Service Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands 2113 Osuna Road NE Albuquerque, NM 87113 Web: http://www.fs.usda.gov/cibola Twitter: @Cibola_NF Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cibolanf News Release Media Contact: McKenzie Helmandollar-Powell 505-346-3894 mhelmandollarpowell@fs.fed.us Balsam Glade Fire Sparked in the Sandia Mountains Tijeras, NM, September 17, 2015—For Immediate Release. Crews from the Sandia Ranger District along with Bernalillo and […]

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