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1860 Fire is 100 Percent Contained

Fire managers have been monitoring the lightning-caused 1860 Fire since it started on July 18. As of August 3, the fire had slowly increased to 80 acres. After a large rainfall event over the fire area on July 30th, a decision was made to suppress the fire.  Full suppression began on Tuesday, August 1st and […]

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1860 Fire Will Continue to be Monitored

Start date:  Tuesday, July 18 Cause:  Lightning Location:  Canjilon Ranger District, Pinabete Mocho area, east of Forest Road 137, south of Lopez Canyon, north of Forest Road 636, and west of Laguna Pinabete Mocho Size:  71 acres Growth Potential:  low to moderate Resources:  7 personnel Vegetation:  Primarily ponderosa pine with pinyon/juniper and grass understory Fire […]

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Carson National Forest Continues to Monitor 1860 Fire

Start date:  Tuesday, July 18 Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson NF, Canjilon Ranger District, Pinabete Mocho area.  Approximately 4.5 miles east/southeast of the community of Canjilon; east of U.S. Highway 84, east of Forest Road 137 Size:  50 acres Growth Potential:  low to moderate Resources:  Two Type 6 engines with 6 personnel Vegetation:  Primarily ponderosa pine […]

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Carson National Forest Monitoring 1860 Fire

Start date:  Tuesday, July 18 Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson NF, Canjilon Ranger District, Pinabete Mocho area.  Approximately 4.5 miles east/southeast of the community of Canjilon and east of U.S. Highway 84 Size:  10 acres Growth Potential:  low to moderate Resources:  One Type 6 engine with 3 personnel Vegetation:  Primarily ponderosa pine with pinyon/juniper and grass […]

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Diablo Fire-Carson NF-Final Update 7/17/17

Start date:  Saturday, July 8 Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson National Forest, Camino Real Ranger District, within the Pot Creek drainage.  The fire is approximately 7 miles east of the Pot Creek community and 3 miles southwest of Bernardin Lake. Size:  1 acre Vegetation:  Primarily mixed conifer  Status:  In the past week the Diablo Fire has […]

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Diablo Fire on the Carson National Forest

Start date:  Saturday, July 8.  The fire was found on Sunday and crews made it to the area on Monday. Cause:  Lightning Location:  Carson National Forest, Camino Real Ranger District, within the Pot Creek drainage.  The fire is approximately 7 miles east of the Pot Creek community and 3 miles southwest of Bernardin Lake. Size:  […]

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Final Updates on Bonita and Whitman Fires

As of July 4th, the Bonita Fire on the El Rito Ranger District of the Carson National Forest is 100% contained and remains at 7,495 acres.  Two engines continue to patrol and monitor the fire area, and conduct repair work on firelines. As of July 5th all roads in the Bonita Fire area are open, […]

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Whitman Fire Update – Carson National Forest-July 2, 2017

Firefighters are continuing suppression efforts on the Whitman Fire, which is now at 300 acres. The fire, caused by lightning and reported June 28, is burning between the Whitman Vega pasture and Forest Road #1950 on the Valle Vidal Unit of the Questa Ranger District. Operations, today, continue to focus on establishing a control line […]

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Whitman Fire Update – Carson National Forest-July 1, 2017

Firefighters are continuing suppression efforts on the Whitman Fire, which is now at 300 acres. The fire, caused by lightning and reported June 28, is burning between the Whitman Vega pasture and Forest Road #1950 on the Valle Vidal Unit of the Questa Ranger District. Operations, today, continue to focus on establishing a control line […]

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Whitman Fire Update – Carson National Forest

Firefighters are continuing suppression efforts on the Whitman Fire, which is now at 300 acres. The fire, caused by lightning and reported June 28, is burning between the Whitman Vega pasture and Forest Road #1950 on the Valle Vidal Unit of the Questa Ranger District. Operations, today, continue to focus on establishing a control line […]

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Whitman Fire on the Carson National Forest

Firefighters are actively suppressing an approximately 167-acre lightning caused wildfire in the Whitman Vega area.  The Whitman Fire was reported June 28, and is burning between the Whitman Vega pasture and Forest Road #1950 on the Valle Vidal Unit of the Questa Ranger District.  The Whitman Vega pasture was burnt last fall with prescribed fire, […]

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Bonita Fire June 26, 2017 FINAL Daily Update

Incident Management Team transitions control of the Bonita Fire June 26, 2017 FINAL Daily Update Acres: 7,490 Start Date: June 3, 2017 Cause: Lightning Location: Bonita Canyon, 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Containment: 95% Fuels: Timber (grass and understory), brush, short grass Total personnel: 240 Tomorrow, June 27, at 7:00 a.m., Dave Bales’ Type 2 […]

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Bonita Fire June 25, 2017 Daily Update

Thunderstorms expected over the Bonita Fire June 25, 2017 Daily Update Acres: 7,495 Start Date: June 3, 2017 Cause: Lightning Location: Bonita Canyon, 3 miles north of Cañon Plaza Containment: 85% Fuels: Timber (grass and understory), brush, short grass Total personnel: 294 Yesterday, a community meeting was held in Vallecitos to provide an overview of progress […]

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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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