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Ignitions Complete, Firefighters Securing Containment Lines

Name: Francisquito Date detected: July 13 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size: 2021 Acres Growth Potential: Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Mixed Conifer The Francisquito Fire, located on the El Rito Ranger District of the Carson National Forest, is now approximately 2000 acres in size.  […]

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Successful Day Yesterday, Ignitions Continue Today

Name: Francisquito Date detected: July 13 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size: 1000 Acres Growth Potential: Moderate Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Mixed Conifer   The Francisquito Fire, located on the El Rito Ranger District of the Carson National Forest, is now approximately ­­­1000 acres in […]

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Fire Activity and Size to Increase on the Francisquito Fire

Name: Francisquito Date detected: July 13 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size: 20 Acres Growth Potential: low to moderate    Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Mixed conifer Name: Rincon Date detected: July 14 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, north of Francisquito tank Size: […]

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El Rito Ranger District Managing 2 Fires

Name: Francisquito Date detected: July 13 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, near FR 44 and FR 123 Size: 20 Acres Growth Potential: low to moderate       Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine and Mixed conifer Name: Rincon Date detected: July 14 Cause: Lightning Location: Carson NF, El Rito Ranger District, north of Francisquito […]

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Prescribed Burn – Saturday, June 8th on the Mountainair Ranger District

Weather continues to provide us with excellent burning conditions. Tomorrow we will be in the Thunderbird area, this time around the junction of NFR#275 and NFR#422. We have approximately 90 acres to complete in this block. This is expected to be a one day burn. Below is the original news release and map… Mountainair, NM […]

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Mountainair Ranger District Conduct Prescribed Burn Beginning May 1st

Mountainair, NM April 30, 2019: Late winter and early spring storms have given fire managers on the Mountainair Ranger District the opportunity to explore spring prescribed burning in the Manzano Mountains. If conditions are suitable, fire crews will be evaluating parts of the Thunderbird area as well as the Chato burn. These are continuations of […]

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Wet Weather Provides Opportunities for Spring Prescribed Burning

Mountainair, NM April 3, 2019: Late winter and early spring storms have given fire managers on the Mountainair Ranger District the opportunity to explore spring prescribed burning in the Manzano Mountains.  If conditions are suitable, fire crews will be evaluating parts of the Thunderbird area as well as  the Chato burn.  These are continuations of […]

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New Start Reported on the West Side of the Manzano Mountains

Mountainair, NM, May 22, 2018 – A new start has been sighted on the west side of the Manzano Mountain Wilderness. An air reconnaissance flight has confirmed the start and initial reports on the fire size are approximately 1 acre. Helicopters are responding to begin water drops on the fire while ground crews assess the […]

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Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fire Evening Update 4/13/2018

Bluewater Fire – Dozer lines are being built around the fire to keep it on Salitre Mesa.  Crews are providing structural protection in the Bluewater Subdivision.  A pre-evacuation notice has been issued in the subdivision.  Bluewater State Park is closed.  The Diener Canyon Fire is burning on Mount Sedgwick near an old fire scar from […]

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Two Fires Continue to Burn on the Mount Taylor Ranger District

Grants, NM – April 12, 2018: Fire managers from the Mount Taylor Ranger District have ordered additional resources to help manage the Diener Canyon Fire, located in the Zuni Mountains approximately fifteen miles west of Grants and Milan. This fire is approximately 1000 acres with no containment. The Bluewater Fire is also approximately 1000 acres with […]

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Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts going into Stage I Fire Restrictions starting April 18, 2018

Albuquerque, NM, April 10, 2018 – Hot and dry weather patterns continue after a long, dry winter.  The fire danger has increased to HIGH across both the Sandia and Mountainair Ranger Districts.  In response to current conditions, fire managers will enact Stage 1 fire restrictions beginning Wednesday, April 18, 2018, on both the Mountainair and […]

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David Canyon Fire Update 4/8/2018

Tijeras, NM, April 8, 2018 – The David Canyon Fire, located in the David Canyon Area of the Manzanita Mountains, remains contained at 15 acres. Firefighters will continue to mop up and patrol the fire to ensure the containment lines hold. Resources on the incident have included one Type 2 Initial Attack crew, one Hot […]

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Update on David Canyon Fire

Tijeras, NM, April 7, 2018 – The David Canyon Fire, located in the David Canyon Area of the Manzanita Mountains was reported early this afternoon.  Firefighting resources from Bernalillo County Fire, New Mexico State Forestry and the Sandia Ranger District responded, along with support from Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department and US Forest Service Law Enforcement. […]

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Firefighters Respond to Fire in David Canyon

Albuquerque, NM, April 7, 2018 – Firefighters from Bernalillo County and the Sandia Ranger District, Cibola National Forest and Grasslands responded to a wildfire in the David Canyon area in Bernalillo County. The fire is located near Forest Service trail #530 and Wild Turkey trail.  The estimated size of the fire is approximately 5 acres burning across the ground in needle cast.  […]

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Forest Service Assisting with PJ Fire

Albuquerque, NM, March 5, 2018 – The Sandia Ranger District along with Bernalillo County and New Mexico State Forestry crews are currently assisting Kirtland Air Force Base in suppressing the PJ Fire which started Sunday afternoon.  The fire is located in the Withdrawn Area of the Sandia Ranger District controlled by the Department of Defense. […]

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Mountainair Ranger District Plans for Prescribed Burn on Thursday, March 1st

Mountainair, NM, February 27, 2018 – Thanks to recent moisture and the possibility of more moisture on Wednesday, Fire Managers on the Mountainair Ranger District are planning to resume the Thunderbird Prescribed Burn on Thursday and Friday, March 1st and 2nd.  Prescribed fires are planned ignitions conducted under specific conditions to restore fire dependent ecosystems.  […]

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The Sulphur Canyon Pile Burn Prescribed Fire will be implemented February 22, 2017

Fire Managers for the Cibola National Forest in collaboration with cooperators and local recourses are planning to execute several prescribed fires on the Sandia Ranger District this fall and winter. Prescribed fires are planned ignitions conducted under specific conditions to restore fire dependent ecosystems. These fires promote forest health in many ways such as reducing […]

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Sandia and Mountainair Ranger Districts Plan for Prescribed Burns

Albuquerque, NM, February 12, 2018 – Fire Managers are planning to execute prescribed fires on the Sandia and Mountainair Ranger Districts this spring.  Prescribed fires are planned ignitions conducted under specific conditions to restore fire dependent ecosystems.  These fires promote forest health in many ways such as reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients, and increasing habitat […]

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The Sulphur Canyon and North Hondo Prescribed Fires will be implemented from now until the end of March 2018

Albuquerque, NM, December 4, 2017 – Fire Managers from Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands, along with cooperators, will execute several prescribed fires on the Sandia Ranger District this fall and winter when conditions are favorable.  These planned ignitions are conducted under specific conditions to restore fire dependent ecosystems by reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients, […]

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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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