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Tres Piedras District to Conduct Tio Gordito Prescribed Burn in October

Taos, NM (September 21, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National Forest plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, winds, and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn in the Tio Gordito project area between October 1st and October 31st 2018. This 1,792 acre broadcast […]

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Camino Real District Announces Plan for Fall 2018 Prescribed Burns

Taos, NM (September 17, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest have announced locations where they plan to complete prescribed fire projects starting in October and continuing through November of 2018.  Approximately 1,442 acres could be eligible for treatment, but the implementation of each […]

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Canjilon Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burn in October

Taos, NM (September 13, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the Carson National Forest plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to initiate the Highway 84 prescribed burn on the Canjilon Ranger District as early as October 1st  through October 31st  2018. […]

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9/22/18 Community Meeting- Alamosa Prescribed Burn

A community meeting about the Alamosa prescribed burn is planned for Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the community center/library in Vallecitos.  For more information on the Alamosa prescribed burn visit the Carson National Forest webpage.

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Prescribed Burn Planned on the El Rito Ranger District

Taos, NM (September 10, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Fire managers on the El Rito Ranger District of the Carson National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather to conduct a prescribed burn sometime between September 24th and October 26th, 2018. The Alamosa prescribed fire […]

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Lightning Caused Wildfires across the Forest

Taos, NM (August 7, 2018) – For Immediate Release. Lightning-caused wildfires are a common occurrence during the monsoon season. Recent lighting storms started two new wildfires on the Carson National Forest. These fires are minimal in size and monsoon moisture is expected to continue in the area so growth potential is expected to be minimal. […]

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7/27/18 Lightning Caused Wildfires across the Forest

Taos, NM (July 27, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  Within the past 4 weeks, Carson National Forest fire personnel responded to 28 lightning-caused wildfire ignitions.  Lightning-caused wildfires are a common occurrence during the monsoon season, typically late-June through July. The Lobo Fire located 2 miles east of San Cristobal in the Columbine Hondo Wilderness has […]

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7/20/18- Lobo Fire Information Map

For more information on the Lobo Fire, please visit the Carson National Forest webpage.

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Lobo Fire UPDATE- July 19, 2018

Acres: Approximately 7 acres Percent Containment: 0% Start Date: July 13, 2018 Cause: Lightning Jurisdiction: Carson National Forest, Questa Ranger District Fuels: Aspen, high altitude mixed conifer, and sub-alpine fir Origin Location: 2 miles east of San Cristobal in the Columbine Hondo Wilderness Situation: Fire managers continue to monitor the fire by aircraft due to […]

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7/18/18- Lobo Fire UPDATE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lobo Fire UPDATE Location:  Questa Ranger District of the Carson National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: mixed conifer, aspen, and sub-alpine fir Weather: Continuing monsoonal rain and thunderstorms Situation: The Lobo fire was discovered on July 14 and is located approximately 2 miles east of San Cristobal on the Questa Ranger District in […]

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07/16/18 Carson National Forest Lifts Fire Restrictions July 16

Taos, NM (July 16, 2018) – For Immediate Release. Fire restrictions on the Carson National Forest will be lifted, effective at 8 am on Monday, July 16, 2018. The fire restrictions, which covered all districts, are no longer required because fire danger has been reduced to moderate.  Due to increased humidity levels and widespread precipitation, […]

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7/14/18- Lobo Fire- Carson National Forest

Taos, NM (July 14, 2018) – For Immediate Release.  The Lobo fire was discovered on July 14 and is located approximately 2 miles east of San Cristobal on the Questa Ranger District in the Columbine Hondo Wilderness. This lightning caused fire is currently 1/4 acre burning in mixed conifer, aspen, and sub-alpine fir.  Fire managers […]

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7/13/18 UPDATE Sardinas Canyon Fire Temporary Closure

Update- Sardinas Canyon Fire Temporary Closure Friday, July 13, 2018 Forest Road 439 and 440 are entirely open.  Forest Road 442 from hwy 518 to Gallegos Park will open this afternoon.  Forest Road 76 and part of Forest Road 442 remains closed due to ongoing fire activities and for public safety.   Forest officials will reassess […]

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7/11/18 Sardinas Canyon Fire Area Closure Map with Fire Overlay

Click here for the PDF version of this map For additional fire information please visit Inciweb 

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The Carson National Forest is in Stage 2 Fire Restriction

Taos, NM (July 10) – For Immediate Release. The Carson National Forest has re-opened, but fire restrictions and a temporary area closure are now in effect. “Stage 2 fire restrictions are designed to eliminate anything that could potentially start a fire,” said James Duran, Forest Supervisor. “That includes things like campfires, cigarettes and parking in […]

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July 10 Sardinas Canyon Fire Final Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10 Sardinas Canyon Fire Final Update Acres: Approximately 2,337 acres Percent Containment: 50% Start Date: June 24, 2018, 2:09 pm Cause: Human, under investigation Jurisdiction: Carson National Forest, Camino Real Ranger District Fuels: Aspen, high altitude mixed conifer, and sub-alpine fir Origin Location: Sardinas Canyon, 18 miles southeast of Taos, New […]

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7/10/18 Sardinas Canyon Fire Map

Click here for a PDF version of this map For additional fire information visit Inciweb

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Carson National Forest Transitioning to Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Taos, NM (July 9) – For Immediate Release. Effective Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 8:00 am, the public will be allowed entry to all Carson National Forest lands including trails, day-use areas, campgrounds and forest roads. This access will be subject to Stage 2 fire restrictions. The area surrounding the Sardinas Canyon Fire will remain […]

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Sardinas Canyon Fire- Community Meeting July 12

A community meeting is planned for Thursday, July 12 at 5:30 pm at the Peñasco Community Center at 14136 NM-75, Peñasco, NM 87553. Carson National Forest Staff and Fire Managers will be on hand to answer questions about the Sardinas Canyon fire and post suppression activities. For additional fire information visit Inciweb

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Sardinas Canyon Fire – July 9, 2018 Update

Acres: Approximately 2,337 acres Percent Containment: 40% Start Date: June 24, 2018, 2:09 pm Cause: Human, under investigation Jurisdiction: Carson National Forest, Camino Real Ranger District Fuels: Aspen, high altitude mixed conifer, and sub-alpine fir Origin Location: Sardinas Canyon, 18 miles southeast of Taos, New Mexico Resources: 45 personnel, 3 engines, 1 dozer, 1 rapid […]

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