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Bonita Fire June 24, 2017 Daily Update

Crews on the Bonita Fire continue rehabilitation efforts June 24, 2017 Daily Update Acres: 7,495 Start Date: June 3, 2017 Cause: Lightning Location: Bonita Canyon, 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Containment: 81% Fuels: Timber (grass and understory), brush, short grass Total personnel: 315 Bonita Fire crews continue to patrol the entire fire perimeter to […]

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Bonita Fire Daily Update June 23, 2017

Final community meeting for the Bonita Fire June 23, 2017 Daily Update Acres: 7,426 Start Date: June 3, 2017 Cause: Lightning Location: Bonita Canyon, 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Containment: 76% Fuels: Timber (grass and understory), brush, short grass Total personnel: 327 Firefighters have transitioned from an active suppression strategy to a focus on […]

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Bonita Fire June 22, 2017 Daily Update

 Bonita Fire crews transition to rehabilitation strategy June 22, 2017 Daily Update Acres: 7,393 Start Date: June 3, 2017 Cause: Lightning Location: Bonita Canyon, 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Containment: 50% Fuels: Timber (grass and understory), brush, short grass Total personnel: 355 Yesterday on the Bonita Fire, firefighters worked on rehabilitation efforts and continued […]

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Bonita Fire June 21, 2017 Daily Update

  Minimal burnout operations expected on the Bonita Fire June 21, 2017 Daily Update Acres: 7,208 Start Date: June 3, 2017 Cause: Lightning Location: Bonita Canyon, 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Containment: 50% Fuels: Timber (grass and understory), brush, short grass Total personnel: 358   The Bonita Fire continues to burn on lands administered […]

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Carson National Forest Bonita Wildfire Update 06/20/2017

Clean Air Shelter to Open Tonight Location: El Rito Ranger District Bonita Canyon, 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Size: Approx. 6406 acres   Cause: Lightning Containment:  50%     Start Date: June 3, 2017 El Rito, NM, June 20, 2017—For Immediate Release. Because of continued smoke impacts from the Bonita Fire, Rio Arriba County will open a […]

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Carson National Forest Bonita Wildfire Update 06/19/2017

Bonita Fire Information Line: 505-501-8509 Email: BonitaFire2017@gmail.com Location: El Rito Ranger District Bonita Canyon 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Size: Approx. 5965 acres Containment: 25% Cause: Lightning Start Date: June 3, 2017 There is a scheduled Public Meeting at Vallecitos Fire Department today at 6:00 P.M. El Rito, NM, June 19, 2017—For Immediate Release.  […]

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Carson National Forest Bonita Wildfire Update June 18th 2017

Carson National Forest Bonita Wildfire Update  Location: El Rito Ranger District Bonita Canyon 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Size: Approx. 5400 acres Containment: 25% Cause: Lightning Start Date: June 3, 2017   El Rito, NM, June 18, 2017—For Immediate Release.  Yesterday fire crews strengthened the containment line along Forest Road 110 to prevent the […]

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SMOKE IMPACTS FROM BONITA FIRE Saturday, June 17, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

Click on link below: Bonita Fire Smoke Outlook 6.17.2017 (002)                      

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Carson National Forest Bonita Wildfire Update June 17th 2017

Location: El Rito Ranger District Bonita Canyon 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Size: Approx. 4700 acres Containment: 25% Cause: Lightning Start Date: June 3, 2017 El Rito, NM, June 17, 2017—For Immediate Release.  Yesterday afternoon fire activity increased due to near record high temperatures and extremely low humidity. The fire crossed the containment line […]

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Carson National Forest Bonita Wildfire Update 6/16/2017

Location: El Rito Ranger District Bonita Canyon 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Size: Approx. 4000 acres Containment: 25% Cause: Lightning Start Date: June 3, 2017 El Rito, NM, June 16, 2017—For Immediate Release. The construction of fire line along Forest Road 42F on the north boundary of the fire was completed. This section will […]

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Carson National Forest Bonita Wildfire Update 06/15/2017

  Location:     El Rito Ranger District Bonita Canyon 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Size:  Approx. 1800 acres Containment:  15% Cause:  Lightning Start Date: June 3, 2017   El Rito, NM, June 15, 2017—For Immediate Release. Hand ignitions continued yesterday as planned to secure the fire line along Forest Road 42F along the northern edge […]

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Carson National Forest Bonita Wildfire Update 06/14/2017

Location:     El Rito Ranger District Bonita Canyon 19 miles North of El Rito 9 miles North of Cañon Plaza Size:  Approx. 1200 acres Containment:  10% Cause:  Lightning Start Date: June 3, 2017   El Rito, NM, June 14, 2017—For Immediate Release. Fire operations today focused on reinforcing portions of the containment lines along Forest Road […]

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Carson National Forest Bonita Wildfire Update

Location:     El Rito Ranger District Bonita Canyon 19 miles North of El Rito 9 miles North of Cañon Plaza Size:  Approx. 600 acres Containment:  5% Cause:  Lightning Start Date: June 3, 2017     El Rito, NM, June 13, 2017—For Immediate Release. Strong afternoon winds pushed the fire to the east increasing the size to […]

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Carson National Forest Bonita Wildfire Update 6/12/17

  Location:      El Rito Ranger District Bonita Canyon 19 miles North of El Rito 9 miles North of Cañon Plaza Size:  280 acres Cause:  Lightning Start Date:  June 3, 2017   El Rito, NM, June 12, 2017—For Immediate Release. CLOSURE ORDER 02-444: Portions of land located within and adjacent to Township 27 N, Range 7 […]

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Carson National Forest Bonita Wildfire Update

Location:     El Rito Ranger District Bonita Canyon 19 miles North of El Rito 9 miles North of Cañon Plaza   Size:  280 acres Cause:  Lightning Start Date: June 3, 2017   El Rito, NM, June 11, 2017—For Immediate Release. Fire crews continue to monitor and confine the Bonita fire located on the El Rito Ranger […]

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Smoke Advisory for the Bonita Fire 06/10/2017

El Rito, NM, June 10, 2017—For Immediate Release. Fire managers expect Air Quality to be Unhealthy in Vallecitos Canyon overnight as smoke settles into the valley for the next few days.  Smoke should clear in the morning as the inversion lifts.  During the day smoke is expected to be transported to the Northeast tomorrow, with […]

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Carson National Forest Bonita Wildfire Update

  El Rito, NM, June 9, 2017—For Immediate Release. The Bonita wildfire started from a lightning strike near Bonita Canyon on the El Rito Ranger District, nine miles north of the community of Cañon Plaza. The fire was discovered on June 3, 2017. The fire is burning in ponderosa pine, grass understory, pinon pine/juniper and […]

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Carson National Forest Prepares to Utilize Bonita Fire for Multiple Resource Objectives

El Rito, NM – June 8, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Carson National Forest have begun assessment and preparation to manage the lightning-caused Bonita Fire on the El Rito Ranger District to achieve multiple resource objectives on the landscape. Based on current and forecasted conditions, fire personnel could manage up to […]

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Bonita Fire Continues to Burn

El Rito, NM, June 6th, 2017—For Immediate Release. Fire crews continue to monitor the Bonita Fire located on the El Rito Ranger District. The wildfire has increased in size to approximately 20 acres and is burning in a remote area. Fire behavior is low to moderate and is backing and creeping. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people […]

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Final Hondito Wildfire Update 5/28/2017

Final Hondito Wildfire Update Location:      Tres Piedras Ranger Station Hondito Canyon 4 miles southwest of Tres Piedras 2 miles North of Las Tablas   Size:  7,020 acres* Size changed due to accurate GPS mapping Cause:  Lightning Start Date:  May 15, 2017 Taos, NM – For Immediate Release Hondito wildfire area will continue to be patrolled […]

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