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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

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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

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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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Sardinas Canyon Fire – July 8, 2018 Update

Acres: Approximately 2,337 acres Percent Containment: 21% 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: 60 personnel, 4 engines, 1 dozer, 1 rapid […]

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Carson National Forest Still Closed, But Rains are Encouraging

Taos, NM (July 6) – For Immediate Release.  The Carson National Forest received varied amounts of rainfall yesterday. While a rain gauge in Tres Ritos near the Sipapu Ski Resort measured 0.7 inches in the last 24 hours, other areas of the Forest received little or no rain at all. “I’m encouraged that we are […]

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Sardinas Canyon Fire – July 7, 2018 Update

Acres: Approximately 2,337 acres Percent Containment: 21% 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: 60 personnel, 4 engines, 1 dozer, 1 road […]

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Sardinas Canyon Fire BAER Update July 7, 2018

Location: Camino Real Ranger District, Carson National Forest Although the initial threat of the Sardinas Canyon has passed, post-fire conditions are being assessed to recommend preventive treatments and emergency stabilization for fire related problems such as soil erosion from loss of vegetation; flooding from increased runoff; and increased sedimentation downstream which could have the potential […]

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7/6/18 Sardinas Canyon Fire- PIO Map

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Sardinas Canyon Fire – July 6, 2018 Update

Acres: Approximately 2,337 acres Percent Containment: 20% 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: 65 personnel, 1 crew, 4 engines, 1 dozers, […]

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Sardinas Canyon Fire – July 5, 2018 Update

Acres: Approximately 2,307 acres Percent Containment: 15% 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: 142 personnel, 2 crews, 7 engines, 2 dozers, […]

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Sardinas Canyon Fire PIO Map- July 5

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Sardinas Canyon Fire – July 4, 2018 Update

Acres: Approximately 2,307 acres Percent Containment: 12% Start Date: June 24, 2018, 2:09pm 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: 144 personnel, 2 crews, 7 engines, 2 dozers, 3 […]

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Sardinas Canyon Fire PIO Map- July 4

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