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Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands Prescribed Fire planned for the Mt Taylor Ranger District

Albuquerque, NM, October 1, 2018 – Fire Managers are planning to execute the Redondo Prescribed Fire on the Mt Taylor Ranger District this fall as conditions allow. This planned ignition will be conducted under specific conditions to restore fire dependent ecosystems.  These fires promote forest health in many ways such as reducing forest fuels, recycling […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands; Cuarenta Fire on Mt. Taylor Ranger District

Cuarenta Fire continues to burn in Salado Canyon; Fire is being monitored by firefighters Albuquerque, NM, September 14, 2018 – The lightning-caused Cuarenta Fire, burning southwest of Cabezon Peak, is approximately 50-75 acres in size. The fire was first reported on Sept 9th. The fire is burning in Salado Canyon under steep difficult conditions in […]

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Fire Restrictions will be lifted for Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands Effective 7/13/18

Albuquerque, NM, July12, 2018 – Monsoonal activity has increased bringing widespread precipitation across the Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands.  The fire danger level has decreased substantially.  Fire restrictions will be lifted across all districts at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 13.  Please note that the Las Huertas Picnic Area and the Sandia Cave, both […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Blanco Fire update 7/9/18

Clayton, NM (7/9/2018): The Blanco Fire, located approximately 5.5 miles west of Roy New Mexico on the Kiowa National Grasslands is approximately 2,100 acres. The fire is 100% contained and we are expecting it to be controlled by end of shift today. Yesterday’s firefighting resources, which included one engine crew, managed the fires growth utilizing […]

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Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands – Blanco Fire Update 7/5/18

Clayton, NM (7/5/2018): The Blanco Fire, located approximately 5.5 miles west of Roy New Mexico on the Kiowa National Grasslands is approximately 2,100 acres. Containment is at 100%. The fire is currently boxed in north of Blanco Canyon, south of Emplazado Canyon, and east of the Canadian River. The fire behavior is characterized by smoldering […]

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Cibola National Forest, Blanco Fire Update July 3, 2018

Clayton, NM (7/3/2018): The Blanco Fire, located approximately 5.5 miles west of Roy New Mexico on the Kiowa National Grasslands is approximately 2,100 acres. Yesterday the fire area experienced significant rainfall and hail. We are estimating somewhere between ¼ to ½ inch of rain. This morning we transitioned the fire to T4 Incident Commander Matt […]

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Cibola – Kiowa National Grasslands Blanco Fire Update 7/2/18

07/02/2018 Fire Update: The Blanco Fire, located approximately 5.5 miles west of Roy New Mexico on the Kiowa National Grasslands is approximately 2,100 acres with no additional growth. Fire activity has been minimal within Emplazado Canyon. Yesterday very little smoke was generated by the Blanco Fire. Yesterday’s firefighting resources, which included four engine crews, a […]

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Cibola National Forest & Grasslands Blanco Fire Update

Clayton, NM (6/29/2018): The Blanco Fire, located approximately 5.5 miles west of Roy New Mexico on the Kiowa National Grasslands is approximately 2,100 acres. Fire activity has been minimal but has showed some isolated and group torching during the heat of the day yesterday. During yesterday’s shift the smoke was barely visible from the community […]

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Cibola National Forest & Grasslands – Blanco Fire Update

Clayton, NM (6/27/2018): The Blanco Fire, located approximately 5.5 miles west of Roy New Mexico on the Kiowa National Grasslands is approximately 100 acres. Fire activity has been minimal in the last few days but has shown a few up canyon runs during the heat of the day yesterday. During the hours of 12:00-17:00 the […]

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Cierre forestal que se implementará debido al nivel extremo de peligro de incendio

Albuquerque, NM, 21 de junio de 2018 – Se implementarán órdenes de cierre en varios distritos del Bosque Nacional Cibola y pastizales nacionales (National Grasslands) debido al peligro extremo de incendio. Los cierres prohibirán todas las actividades recreativas en los distritos de los áreas forestales Mountainair, Sandia y Mount Taylor. Los campamentos, las áreas de […]

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Fire restrictions and closures to remain in place to reduce the risk of human caused fires

Albuquerque, NM, June 19, 2018 – While some portions of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands received up to two inches of rain last weekend, it was not enough to lower the fire danger significantly. Forest fuels are quickly drying out again and the extended weather forecast calls for continued very hot and dry conditions. […]

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Closures to be implemented due to the extreme fire danger level

Albuquerque, NM, June 11, 2018 – Closure orders will be implemented on several districts of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands due to the extreme fire danger.  The closures will prohibit all recreational activities on the Mountainair, Sandia, and Mount Taylor Ranger Districts.  Campgrounds, picnic areas, trails, trailheads, and National Forest System roads will be […]

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Se establecieron restricciones para el uso del fuego en todo el Bosque Nacional Cibola y en las pastizales nacionales

Albuquerque, NM, June 5, 2018 – El nivel de riesgo de incendio es muy alto en todo el Bosque Nacional Cibola y en las pastizales nacionales. Por lo cual, se establecieron restricciones Fase II para el uso del fuego en la mayoría de los distritos de Cibola. En la Fase II de restricción, se prohíbe: […]

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Magdalena Ranger District elevates to Stage I and II Fire Restrictions across the District

Albuquerque, NM, May 23, 2018 – Current conditions and fire danger on the Magdalena Ranger District of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands have necessitated an increase in fire restrictions across all mountain ranges. Effective May 25, 2018, the San Mateo, Datil and Magdalena Mountain ranges will begin Stage II Fire Restrictions. The Gallinas and […]

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Enjoy your National Forest this Memorial Day Weekend

Albuquerque, NM, May 23, 2018 – As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, people are encouraged to visit Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands to enjoy one of the many recreational opportunities available – a picnic, hike, or drive to enjoy the scenic beauty.  The forest remains open.  No fire related closures are in effect but […]

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North Peak Fire Final Update

U.S. Forest Service Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands Final Update 11776 Highway 337 Tijeras, NM 87059 Media Contact: Karen Takai        505-281-3304 Email: nancypeterson@fs.fed.us   Web: http://www.fs.usda.gov/cibola Twitter: @Cibola_NF Facebook:www.facebook.com/cibolanf NM Fire Info: https://nmfireinfo.com/   Tijeras, NM, May 23, 2018 10am: This will be the final update for the North Peak Fire unless there […]

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Ojo Chiquito Fire 100% Contained – Final Update

 Mountainair, NM, May 22, 2018 – The Ojo Chiquito Fire was reported around 2pm this afternoon within the Manzano Mountain Wilderness on the west side of the Manzano Mountains.  Helicopters dropped water and a helitack crew was dropped in the area and hiked to the fire.  This crew of 4 worked throughout the afternoon and […]

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North Peak Fire Update Sandia Ranger District Cibola NF

U.S. Forest Service Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands News Update 11776 Highway 337 Tijeras, NM 87059 Media Contact: Karen Takai        505-281-3304 Email: nancypeterson@fs.fed.us   Web: http://www.fs.usda.gov/cibola Twitter: @Cibola_NF Facebook:www.facebook.com/cibolanf NM Fire Info :https://nmfireinfo.com/ Tijeras, NM, May 22, 2018 – The North Peak Fire was detected last night at around 9:00pm. It is estimated […]

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NORTH PEAK FIRE DETECTED ON SANDIA RANGER DISTRICT

Tijeras, NM, May 22, 2018 – The North Peak Fire was detected last night at around 9:00pm.  The general location of the fire is on the north portion of the Sandia mountain range between the Piedra Lisa Trail and the Osha Loop Trail.  The cause of the fire appears to be lightning. Precipitation occurred in […]

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Mountainair Ranger District Fire Crews assist on Trail Canyon Fire

Albuquerque, NM, May 15, 2018 – Fire crews from the Mountainair Ranger District responded and are assisting the Torreon Fire Department on a 1 acre fire on private land this morning.  The fire borders Cibola National Forest Land along Forest Service Road #55 west of Torreon.  The fire is smoldering and creeping at this time […]

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