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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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